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The Giant Anteater lives throughout Central and South America. These animals have a long snout for collecting ants and other insects. Their tongue is two feet long and covered in sticky saliva, and they have no teeth. Their hands and feet have sharp claws that are used for digging and breaking apart nests. The Giant Anteater’s sense of smell is extremely strong, but their eyesight is very poor. In the future, the Giant Anteater’s habitat will become a marsh with a wet season. Because of this change, ants will no longer build their nests underground in the soft mud. The Anteaters will develop small teeth to eat bigger insects and other insects that live in the water. Their claws will shorten and get wider for mud digging. Their fur will also become oily to help with water resistance, and will be a dark green for camouflage.