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Giant Anteaters

There may be as few as 5,000 giant anteater left in the wild, and only about 90 live in zoos across the United States. This species is threatened by habitat destruction and hunting, and is vulnerable to fires in its grassland habitat.

Adopt a giant anteater and help support conservation efforts at both the National Zoo's D.C. campus and the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Front Royal, Virginia.

Adopt a giant anteater!

anteater package

Packages at the $65 level are shipped in an animal carrier box and include:

  • 12-inch animal plush
  • Personalized certificate and letter of appreciation
  • Photo of your adopted species
  • Animal fact sheet