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Anteater vs. Ants

Anteater is eating ants (photo: elajos)elajos's story: Like other captive anteaters, Ursula of Szeged Zoo usually eats a special mix. There is no other solution as it would be extremely difficult to collect termites and ants for her every day. However, one day we found a large ant nest in a wooden house which we had to remove. The idea of moving the warlike insects into the enclosure of the anteaters seemed to be logical. Naturally I was curious about what was going to happen… Ursula – carrying her son – approached us quickly when we entered the enclosure. After recognizing the gift, she began to collect the ants – as we could expect from an anteater. However, it was funny to see how she recognized that this food was too ‘spicy’, the counterattack of ants made Ursula a little nervous. Nevertheless, after some quick running around, she kept returning to the delicacy, it was attracting her very much. So finally she won. You can see the encounter in the following video.

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