CINCINNATI, Oh. (LEX 18) – One month ago the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens welcomed a baby tamandua into the world.
The zoo reports the tamandua, which is a type of anteater, is doing well and continues to grow.
The zoo said on Instagram that the baby weighs 1.4 pounds and is bonding with its mother.
Tamanduas use their snouts to eat ants and termites, and they can eat up to 9,000 ants in a single day, according to the zoo.
The baby was born on December 20th.
The snuggle is real! Sweet dreams baby tamandua! Baby & mom are bonding behind the scenes. Tamanduas are anteaters & use their long snouts to sniff out ant, termite & bee colonies. A single tamandua can eat up to 9,000 ants in a single day!