- Associated Press - Thursday, March 26, 2015

DENVER (AP) - The Denver Zoo is welcoming its latest addition with the birth of a southern tamandua, which is a type of anteater.

The Denver Post reports (https://dpo.st/1HRyGrR ) Salvador was born earlier this month as part of an ongoing effort to ensure healthy populations and genetic diversity among zoo animals.

Salvador, the second southern tamandua to be born at the zoo, is bonding with his mother, Rio, and won’t be part of the general exhibit.

Southern tamanduas live in South America and have tongues that are up to 16 inches long so they can reach termites and ants.

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Information from: The Denver Post, https://www.denverpost.com


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