SAN DIEGO– An aardvark cub birthed at the San Diego Zoo is succeeding as well as creating promptly, according to wild animals experts.
The women cub was birthed May 10 as well as will certainly registered nurse from her mom, Zola, for regarding 6 months, the San Diego Zoo Wild animals Partnership stated today in revealing the zoo’s very first aardvark birth in virtually 4 years.
” She is really energetic, as well as was utilizing her sharp claws to dig like a grown-up aardvark, simply hrs after her birth,” lead wild animals treatment professional Cari Inserra stated in the declaration.
The long-eared, hairless cub has actually tripled her birth weight in simply 5 weeks.
She does not have a name yet, as well as will certainly stay hidden of zoo site visitors for regarding 2 months as she bonds with her mom.
” We can not wait till we have the ability to present the cub to our Zoo visitors, assisting them discover more regarding this exceptional varieties,” Inserra stated.
Aardvarks are belonging to sub-Saharan Africa. They have solid lengthy claws as well as front legs adjusted to excavating burrows where they invest daytime hrs till arising in nights to utilize their lengthy, sticky tongues to drink up termites as well as ants.