Anteater at Denver Zoo is pregnant

By: Associated Press
January 7, 2014 Updated: January 8, 2014 at 1:43 am
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DENVER — Denver Zoo officials say a southern tamandua, a type of anteater, is pregnant and expected to give birth around March.

The Denver Post reports (http://bit.ly/1de1aRj ) the typical gestation period for a tamandua is between 130 and 150 days, during which time the zoo says the anteater named Rio will be getting "top prenatal care," including an increased diet and a behind-the-scenes dwelling.

Rio and her mate, Quito, are never on exhibit at the zoo, but are available for up-close encounters, outreach visits and VIP tours.

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

Anteater at Denver Zoo is pregnant

By: Associated Press
Updated: January 8, 2014 at 1:43 am

DENVER — Denver Zoo officials say a southern tamandua, a type of anteater, is pregnant and expected to give birth around March. The Denver Post reports (http://bit.ly/1de1aRj ) the typical gestation period for a tamandua is between 130 and 150 days, during which time the zoo says the anteater...

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