SAN DIEGO (AP) — An aardvark cub born on the San Diego Zoo is doing nicely and growing rapidly, in accordance with wildlife specialists.
The feminine cub was born Might 10 and can nurse from her mom, Zola, for about six months, the San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance mentioned this week in asserting the zoo’s first aardvark beginning in almost 4 many years.
“She may be very lively, and was utilizing her sharp claws to dig like an grownup aardvark, simply hours after her beginning,” lead wildlife care specialist Cari Inserra mentioned within the assertion.
The long-eared, hairless cub has tripled her beginning weight in simply 5 weeks.
She doesn’t have a reputation but, and can stay out of view of zoo guests for about two months as she bonds together with her mom.
“We are able to’t wait till we’re capable of introduce the cub to our Zoo visitors, serving to them be taught extra about this outstanding species,” Inserra mentioned.
Aardvarks are native to sub-Saharan Africa. They’ve sturdy entrance legs and lengthy claws tailored to digging burrows the place they spend daytime till rising in evenings to make use of their lengthy, sticky tongues to slurp up ants and termites.
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