The anteater was stolen between Jan. 1 and Feb. 1 during museum business hours, McGlothian-Taylor said.
The anteater was taken from the rain forest exhibit on the second floor of the MSU Museum and was described as being 15 inches long and gold in color.
There is no set value for the anteater, but the MSU Museum would like to have it back.
There are no suspects at this time, and the incident is under investigation. If anyone has information they can call the MSU police at (517) 355-2221 or the MSU Museum at (517) 355-2373.