Name That Animal

This is just for fun and the only rule is: no researching. Post your guesses in the comments. Reading other people’s answers before posting your own is don’t be that guy optional. Answer will be posted in the comments tomorrow.

No, you can’t hold him. Leave wild animals alone. Respect nature. Plus if anyone is gonna get to hold him, it will be me.

10 thoughts on “Name That Animal

  1. I’m guessing a baby three-toed sloth. We saw them frequently when we lived in Panama. They hung around in the trees on the Army post.


    Sorry to rain on all yall’s sloth party but this is a silky anteater. From Wiki:

    The silky anteater, or pygmy anteater, (Cyclopes didactylus) is a species of anteaters from Central and South America, the only living species in the genus Cyclopes and the family Cyclopedidae.
    Silky anteaters are the smallest living anteaters, and have proportionately shorter faces and larger crania than other species.
    The scientific name translates roughly as “two-toed circle-foot”, and refers to the presence of two claws on the fore feet, and their ability to almost encircle a branch to which the animal is clinging. The claws are present on the second and third toes, with the latter being much the larger.
    When threatened, the silky anteater, like other anteaters, defends itself by standing on its hind legs and holding its fore feet close to its face so it can strike any animal that tries to get close with its sharp claws.

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