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Tacoma zoo welcomes the 1st baby tamandua pup in its history

August 23, 2019 GMT

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium in Tacoma is celebrating the birth of its first tamandua pup, which is the size of an avocado.

KING-TV reports that the Southern Tamandua is a species of anteaters native to South America that lives in trees.

The healthy pup was born August 18 and weighs just more than a half-pound.

The baby tamandua will make a public debut once it is stronger and more confident.

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Until then, it will practice riding on its mother’s back and begin eating fruit and insects in about two months.

Zookeepers won’t know the baby’s gender until it is older.

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Information from: KING-TV, http://www.king5.com/

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