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Rhode Island zoo welcomes birth of baby tamandua

Rhode Island zoo welcomes birth of baby tamandua
The Roger Williams Park Zoo in Providence, R.I, announced the birth of a baby tamandua, a South American animal also known as the lesser anteater. Photo courtesy of the Roger Williams Park Zoo/Facebook

June 7 (UPI) -- A Rhode Island zoo announced the birth of a baby tamandua, a South American animal also known as a lesser anteater.

The Roger Williams Park Zoo in Providence announced in a Facebook post that the yet-unnamed baby was born recently to mother Carina and father Salvador in the zoo's Faces of the Rainforest habitat.

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The zoo said the baby and mother are being kept off-display while zookeepers and veterinarians monitor their progress and ensure they are bonding.

"Carina and Salvador were paired through a recommendation from the Southern Tamandua Species Survival Plan Program, in cooperation with The Association of Zoos and Aquariums, to establish and maintain a healthy and genetically diverse population," the post said.

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