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Hi, I am
Tom, a student from Australia. I am doing a research about
the Brazilian animals. I am writing this letter to tell
you what I have learned about the animals of your country.
The anteater was the first animal I have studied.
an anteater? It is a beautiful and interesting animal.
Probably you have already heard its Brazilian name: tamanduá.
eat small insects, specially ants and termites. They have
small eyes, small ears and no teeth but a long tongue
that they use to capture the insects. They also have powerful
curved claws, which are used to open the ants and termites’
nests (called formigueiros and cupinzeiros).
two kinds of anteaters in Cerrado: the first one is the
Giant Anteater, or tamanduá-bandeira,
which is the largest one. It can weigh more than 30 kilograms!
The other one is the Collared Anteater, or tamanduá-mirim.
The name “collared” is because it seems that
this animal is wearing a black vest. The Brazilian name
mirim explains that this animal is smaller than
the Giant Anteater. The collared anteater weighs less
than 10 kilos and likes to climb trees.
It is difficult
to see these animals, even at the zoo, because they prefer
walking at night and sleeping during the day. Both of
them live in the forest, specially in regions of cerrado
vegetation. Nowadays, we can find these animals only in
a few places. I am worried because a lot of animals are
dying by many ways. Some are killed by cars in the highways,
and other during fires and native vegetation devastation.
Sometimes, people capture these animals, but they can’t
survive far from nature.
Now I am
looking for some information about other Brazilian animals
such as lobo-guará, anta, capivara,
ema, seriema and arara. Please, write to
me if you have some information about them. I’m
looking forward your letter.
does the anteater look like?
2) Which are the differences between the Giant and the
3) Why is Tom worried about the anteaters?
4) Write a letter to Tom giving him more information
about another Brazilian animal.
to capture: capturar