There is more to the Anteater than the mere consumption of Formicidae (ants). Inhabiting the forests and grasslands of Central and South Americas, the Vermilingua (literally wormed-tongued) suborder is a strikingly intelligent mammal that lives most of its lifespan in solitude. Whilst it may not win Top Trumps on eyesight, it is an excellent forager, with a blazing maximum ground velocity of 16 mph. The creature certainly does what it says on the tin: its powerful 24 cm tongue can inflict up to 150 lashes per minute upon an insect mound, allowing for the consumption of up to 30,000 insects per day. However, the anteater leads a beleaguered existence as prey for the trophically dominant python and jaguar.
It thus follows that the refrain from Vancouver's Sean Dimitrie and Tonye Aganabe's song, "it ain't easy being on your own", makes the anteater the quintessential featured creature for this latest RvS release. Much like the mechanics of vermilinguan feeding, we are fairly certain that the Ian Pooley, Asadinho, Paul Soul and Chris Smith (aka Soulsmith) and original mixes will give your ears a most satisfactory and rigorous flailing.