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Giant anteater born in Nashville

Oct. 11, 2012 at 3:03 PM   |   Comments

NASHVILLE, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- The Nashville Zoo said Wednesday a giant anteater gave birth to a son and the mother and baby are now living in the off-exhibit giant anteater barn.

Officials said the Sept. 19 birth was the third for mother Emilia, who was caught from the wilds of Paraguay, The (Nashville) Tennessean reported Thursday.

"Nashville Zoo is a leader in conservation efforts to save giant anteaters from extinction," said Connie Philipp, mammal curator at the zoo. "With the birth of the new baby, the zoo is now home to 12 giant anteaters, the largest collection in the country."

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