Coarse, long, gray-brown fur with black and white shoulder stripes. The body is covered in a thick mane. The giant anteater is over 6 feet long from head to tail, and can weigh up to 125 pounds. Captive-born anteaters can weigh up to 140 pounds. The tongue can be up to 24 inches long, and they do not have teeth. Eyes and ears are small.