Cyclopedidae – Silky Anteater

Also known as pygmy anteaters, they are the smallest and most adorable of their insect-eating kind

A tiny family of animals that only reaches 20 cm in size and weighs less than a pound. These rarely-seen mammals are unique for spending most of their lives in trees and only come out at night to find some insects to eat.

These anteaters are extensively dispersed throughout tropical America and prefer secondary-growth woodlands, humid rainforests, and mangroves. As of now, there seem to be no major threats to their long-term survival. People capture these animals and keep them as pets in some places, but they usually don’t survive very long in captivity.