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Whoa, Momma!

Sharon Kennedy Wynne, Tracey Henry and Suzannah DiMarzio

Awwwww: Newborn giant anteater at Busch Gardens



Maybe someday he'll have a face only a Momma could love but for now, he is awwwwww-fully cute. This Mom_BabyAnteater new giant anteater was born at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay on Dec. 23. He weighed about 3 pounds at birth and will ride mom Adelhi's back for about four months before he is ready to walk. Can you imagine if your little ones started walking at 4 months? Yipes!

Giant anteaters tear apart logs and anthills searching for insects -- they eat up to 30,000 bugs a day. They eat the insects with their tongues that can reach up to 2 feet long. Even Gene Simmons would appreciate that.

-- Sherry Robinson

[Photo by Matt Marriott/Busch Gardens Tampa Bay]

[Last modified: Thursday, May 13, 2010 11:05am]


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