Giant anteater - Giant Anteaters are native to Central and South America. Their amazing tongues are typically 60 cm (24 inches) long, covered in backward-curving papillae and coated in thick, sticky saliva
Hubble snaps close-up of the Tarantula Hubble has taken this stunning close-up shot of part of the Tarantula Nebula. This star-forming region of ionised hydrogen gas is in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a small galaxy which neighbours the Milky Way. It is home to many extreme conditions including supernova remnants and the heaviest star ever found. The Tarantula Nebula is the most luminous nebula of its type in the local Universe.
Cultivation: Grow in moist, well-drained soil in full sun, against a sunny wall. Suggested uses: City, Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Wallside and trellises Soil types: Chalky, Clay, Sandy Soil drainage: Moist but well-drained, Well-drained Soil pH: Alkaline, Neutral Light: Full Sun Aspect: South, West Exposure: Sheltered Hardiness: Tender in frost (H3)