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    1. uncadave27 53 months ago | reply

      Or maybe hello?

    2. ccindigirard 53 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Adorable Critters (Invite Only), and we'd love to have this added to the group!

      Oh my goodness:):):).

    3. artofgold 53 months ago | reply

      Ooooooh, she is so cute!!

    4. Globetoppers 53 months ago | reply

      Hi Four? Sweetie!

    5. TamanduaGirl 53 months ago | reply

      There is a pinky finger but it is just the joints inside the hand. I think it's just cartilage for padding since they walk on the sides of their hands but I can feel it move with the others. So there's sort of a fifth finger.

    6. audreyjm529 53 months ago | reply

      This adorable critter was seen at

    7. starvixen2004 53 months ago | reply

      I wonder why they evolved where they 'lost' the fifth finger on the hands but kept FIVE toes on the back feet (It looks like the FRONT paws would be used more, to manipulate things and such, and would need the additional digit more than the back feet would???
      Really cute pic by the way!

    8. TamanduaGirl 53 months ago | reply

      I'm not sure. It could be the opposite. If you look at the pygmy anteater they only have two claws on each hand. They are very primitive looking, without the specialized long narrow snout of other anteaters. While the Giant anteater does have five fingers on the front and a longer, thiner snout than tamanduas. So it may be the fifth finger in tamanduas is a finger that never fully evolved and tamanduas are middle of the road in evolution, as well as size.

      Oh the pinky is bone. I found a skeleton. www.skullsunlimited.com/record_species.php?id=2412
      The odd things in the little bags are the hands and feet but missing the claws which are attached to the last knuckle.

      They mainly just use that big claw for everything. The pymgy never developed more front claws. Maybe they just get in the way when living in trees. Tamanduas spend time in trees and on the ground and have 4 claws while the Giants live just on the ground and have five. More may be better for traveling across the ground

    9. r.AI (-) 53 months ago | reply

      extraordinaria! Have a good weekend my friend!

    10. starvixen2004 53 months ago | reply

      omg.... looking at the picture link you just posted, I just had an awful thought... and please believe me when I say that I don't say this to worry you or anything like that....but...did you ever find out FOR SURE what happened to Stewie's remains, (and not just being TOLD something by someone?) Is there ANY chance that could be HIM? (it's not like there are a lot of them around, and the caption says they have only one of those available).
      :(

    11. TamanduaGirl 53 months ago | reply

      Well looks like that one had a broken foot at one time. So I don't think so. You can see a big lump on the one bone where it healed badly.

      However we donated his remains to the vet school so it wouldn't really bother me. I'd rather his bones were saved so the future students could learn from them rather than everything just cremated and wasted.

    12. TamanduaGirl 51 months ago | reply

      Due to some recent discussion about tamandua pelvises i can now tell you that skeleton linked to is a girl. If you look close the pubic symphysis is open(little gap in the pelvis) this is so girls can pass babies through a little easier while to boys are sealed and comes to more of a triangle as well.

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