If their name actually reflected the diet of anteaters, they’d have to be called ant-and-termite-eaters. Some species of anteaters, in fact, would be called, I-guess-I’ll-eat-ants-if-I-really-have-to. Not nearly as catchy of a name! There are four species of anteaters on the planet, all in Central and South America.
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4. Australian Shepherd.
It may be called the Australian Shepard, but this dog breed has its origins in the United States by way of Europe, not the Outback. The most likely explanation for the “Australian” moniker? The dogs, bred as sheep herders in the Pyrenees Mountains of France and Spain, first emigrated to Australia with their Basque shepherds before making their way to the ranches of the Western United States. Quite the cosmopolitan pooches!