Kind Lorry Driver Gives Anteater A Shower On A Hot Day

Story ByAna LacasaSub EditorJoseph GolderAgencyCentral European News

CEN/Rafael Contreras

This is the moment a lorry driver stops to give water to a cute little anteater on a hot summer’s day before it rolls over on its back in anticipation of a refreshing shower.

The adorable little fellow was a southern tamandua (Tamandua tetradactyla), also called the collared anteater or lesser anteater, which is a species of anteater from South America.

The incident took place in the central-eastern Colombian department of Casanare during a hot summer’s day of around 28 degrees Celsius.

CEN/Rafael Contreras

The unnamed lorry driver stopped his vehicle to help the anteater on the roadside and he filmed the cute chap standing on its feet in anticipation of a drink of water.

The adorable anteater even rolls over so the lorry driver can pour cool water all over its body.

The man says: “Look at him, he’s waiting for a shower, look he wants me to pour water.”

Before leaving the scene and jumping back in his lorry, he says: “It’s so hot, so hot.”

Netizen ‘Gersain Oropeza’ commented: “This what everyone should do for our animals.”

‘Didier Castro Arango’ said: “There should be more people like you and not like others who run animals over. Thanks for taking care of our nature.”

‘Beyer Arvey Betancourt’ wrote: “A great example of how we can help nature.”

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Ana Lacasa

I am a senior writer and journalist and editor of the Spanish desk for the Central European News agency.

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