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Hall of Mammals

Photographs of the new Kenneth E. Behring Family Hall of Mammals

South American Anteaters

South American Anteaters (Myrmecophaga tridactyla)

On the shady forest floor, ants and termites are nearly everywhere. This giant anteater mom, with baby on board, can lap up thousands of these insects in a single day.

©Smithsonian Institution, 2003

Hunter in decoy mask

Orientation wall

Morgie Leopard withImpala

South American Anteaters

Red Kangaroos

Mother and baby White-tailed Deer

Polar Bear

Overview of exhibit