Chester Zoo Welcomes New Guests
If we told you that a baby human was eating thirty thousand ants a day, you’d probably call child services, but for some reason, when it’s a baby Giant Ant Eater, it’s actually pretty adorable. Just take this little guy or girl for example. Recently born at the Chester Zoo to Pedro and Bliss, this little bundle of cute doesn’t have a name yet because its gender won’t be known until it detaches itself from its mother’s back. As a defense mechanism, baby ant eaters latch onto their mommas’ tail and blend in with the rear stripe. When this little one grows up, it will have a tongue that’s over twenty four inches long, that can lick one hundred and fifty times per minute! Giant ant eaters are the largest species of ant eater in the world, so he or she still has some growing to do. Born as part of an international breeding program, it’s only the second member of its species ever born at the Chester Zoo.