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Copenhagen Zoo - Giant anteater with young

A giant anteater with young in the stable in Copenhagen Zoo. Their exhibit actually has a funny story to it. The anteaters used to live there in the late 80'es/early 90'es, and had three babies ( a huge rarity at the time). Then they moved to the new pampas enclosure. The breeding stopped and eventually they both died of old age. Meanwhile, the red-necked wallabies moved into their old enclosure. About ten years later, in 2002, the wallabies were moved out, and the old enclosure was recreated from photographs. A new pair of anteaters moved in, and they have so provied three healthy, young anteaters to the breeding programme. Taken in Copenhagen Zoo, 2006.

Copenhagen Zoo - Giant anteater with young
Toddy, 19 Jan 2008
    • Toddy
      A giant anteater with young in the stable in Copenhagen Zoo. Their exhibit actually has a funny story to it.
      The anteaters used to live there in the late 80'es/early 90'es, and had three babies ( a huge rarity at the time). Then they moved to the new pampas enclosure. The breeding stopped and eventually they both died of old age. Meanwhile, the red-necked wallabies moved into their old enclosure. About ten years later, in 2002, the wallabies were moved out, and the old enclosure was recreated from photographs. A new pair of anteaters moved in, and they have so provied three healthy, young anteaters to the breeding programme.
      Taken in Copenhagen Zoo, 2006.
    • Swedish Zoo Fan
      Nice picture... :)
    • Toddy
      Thanks you two. It took some time to get a good shot of the mother and baby, since the lighting was poor and the female kept moving around.
    • okapikpr
      That's cool how the juvenile (what would baby Giant Anteaters be called anyway?) blends in with the dam's coat pattern.
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