It used to be the giraffe. There is the unusual anatomy: the elongated neck, devilish ossicones and that cheery, glaikit look on their mush. Giraffes are good but they have been dethroned from the top of my favourite animal list. The new kid on the block is this guy.
A giant Anteater.
What a jolly good fellow he is. I was watching something on Animal Planet, can’t remember what it was called- Wildlife at Large, Zoo Hospital, Discovering Creatures, they’re all the same, aren’t they? Any Which Way But Loose the big guy just waltzed onto the screen and that was me sinkered, hook and line for sure.
Possessing a soft shoe shuffle walk and coat of Johnny Cash black, I marvelled at the mighty world of the Myrmecophaga tridactyla. The vacuum cleaning accessory that is the tube on his kisser used for devouring ants makes a wonderful locomotive noise when scoffing its prey.
MMchuchuhu MMchuchuhu MMchuchuhu MMchuchuhu.
Magnificent mammals, there will be no one in the room that dislikes them. Apart from, maybe, ants.