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Manual on the rehabilitation of the anteaters of Colombia now available in our Manuals section!
Thursday 23 July 2015

All four anteater species can be found in Colombia: the giant anteater (Myrmecophaga tridactyla), the northern tamandua (Tamandua mexicana), the southern tamandua (Tamandua tetradactyla), and the silky anteater (Cyclopes didactylus). The “Manual on the rehabilitation of anteaters of Colombia" (Manual de Rehabilitación de Hormigueros de Colombia) is designed to guide professionals who every day are faced with the challenges of maintaining and rehabilitating anteat...

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Article in Press about giant armadillo offspring, including observations on parental and offspring behavior
Tuesday 14 July 2015

We’ve released a new Article In Press entitled “Primeros registros de crías de ocarro (Priodontes maximus Kerr, 1792) en Colombia” (First records of giant armadillo (Priodontes maximus Kerr, 1792) offspring in Colombia), by Carlos Aya-Cuero, Mariella Superina and Abelardo Rodríguez-Bolaños. You’ll find this Short Communication on the Edentata website. We hope you’ll like this interesting article!

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Article in Press about the behavior of Euphractus sexcinctus
Thursday 02 July 2015

We’ve just uploaded the first Article in Press of our next edition to the Edentata website! The field note “An observation of chasing behavior in the yellow armadillo (Euphractus sexcinctus) at Maciço do Urucum, Corumbá, MS, Brazil” is a contribution by Grasiela Porfirio and colleagues. Enjoy!

We've updated our website!
Tuesday 16 June 2015

Dear friends, colleagues and Xenarthra fans,
We are happy to inform you that we have updated our website. Among others, we reorganized the section about our Newsletter Edentata, which now allows you to have direct access to individual articles. Edentata is now available at the following URL: http://www.xenarthrans.org/newsletter.
We also included a search option and updated a couple of texts. We hope you'll enjoy these new features!
May we take the opportunity to remind you tha...

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Manual on the maintenance and rehabilitation of armadillos (in Spanish)
Friday 12 June 2015

The handling, transport and rehabilitation of armadillos is not an easy task. This manual on the maintenance and rehabilitation of armadillos seeks to explain how to transport, evaluate, treat, keep and, if possible, release these wonderful animals into the ecosystems they naturally inhabit. This initiative is part of the armadillo conservation program in the Llanos of Colombia, which is a joint effort of Cormacarena, Corporinoquia, ODL, Bioparque Los Ocarros, Corpometa and F...

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Video on operant training of a giant anteater
Thursday 05 March 2015

Animal training, or operant conditioning, is an essential tool in the captive care of exotic species. The staff at Nashville Zoo has produced a short video showing a giant anteater undergoing a voluntary veterinary examination through operant conditioning, which is available here. Enjoy!

The armadillo bibliography has been updated!
Thursday 08 January 2015

The armadillo bibliography, compiled by Dr. Mariella Superina, has been updated and corrected. It now contains the titles of 3677 publications on armadillos. Please help us keep it up to date! We’d greatly appreciate if you could inform us about missing or erroneous citations, and send us the titles of your latest publications through our online contact form. Thank you!

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Edentata 15 has been published!
Tuesday 30 December 2014

Dear friends and colleagues
We are happy to inform you that the latest edition of Edentata, the Newsletter of the IUCN/SSC Anteater, Sloth and Armadillo Specialist Group, is now available free of charge.
In this volume, number 15, you will find six articles, one short communication, a field note, and a case report, on a wide range of topics related to Xenarthra conservation.
This issue contains, among others, several articles on Myrmecophaga tridactyla, ranging from its dist...

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