A: They’re full of anty-bodies!
Thank you. Thank you very much. I’m here all week, folks!
Here in the Manuel Antonio area, we have 2 types of anteaters that you might be lucky enough to see on one of your excursions (or possibly even here in Tulemar). Both are pretty elusive.
This first one is known as the Tamandua (in Spanish it’s called oso hormiguero, or anthill bear). Some people say he looks like he’s wearing a saddle, but I see it as more of a vest.
The second one is often spotted on the Mangrove Safari tour of the Damas area. It’s known as the Silky Anteater (Ticos call it hormiguero pigmeo). Mostly a solitary animal, its interesting that both father and mother raise the offspring, and dad’s the one who gets to carry junior around on his back.
Mauricio and Julien can advise you on which tours and activities you can book that will give you an opportunity to see an anteater in our wonderful and wild Costa Rica paradise!