Anteaters: Fast food specialists

An anteater has no teeth. So how does it eat? An anteater's tongue can lick 180 times per minute! Sticky saliva and tiny tongue barbs keep ants and termites from escaping. Tongue muscles contract to push the termites down the long throat. The anteater licks up sand and gobbles with it's lunch. They help grind the insects into digestible pieces. Yum!