San Diego Zoo welcomes first aardvark birth in almost 40 years

SAN DIEGO — An aardvark cub born on the San Diego Zoo is doing effectively and growing rapidly, in response to wildlife specialists.

The feminine cub was born Might 10 and can nurse from her mom, Zola, for about six months, the San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance stated this week in asserting the zoo’s first aardvark delivery in practically 4 a long time.

“She could be very lively, and was utilizing her sharp claws to dig like an grownup aardvark, simply hours after her delivery,” lead wildlife care specialist Cari Inserra stated within the assertion.

The long-eared, hairless cub has tripled her delivery weight in simply 5 weeks.

She doesn’t have a reputation but, and can stay out of view of zoo guests for about two months as she bonds together with her mom.

Zoo guests will be capable of see the aardvark pup in about two months.

“We will’t wait till we’re in a position to introduce the cub to our Zoo visitors, serving to them study extra about this outstanding species,” Inserra stated.

Aardvarks are native to sub-Saharan Africa. They’ve robust entrance legs and lengthy claws tailored to digging burrows the place they spend sunlight hours till rising in evenings to make use of their lengthy, sticky tongues to slurp up ants and termites.

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