Giant anteater born at Artis zoo

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Baby giant anteater born at Artis zoo in Amsterda, 5 Feb 2016 (Photo: @Artis/Twitter). (Baby giant anteater born at Artis zoo in Amsterda, 5 Feb 2016 (Photo: @Artis/Twitter))

The Artis zoo in Amsterdam welcomed a new resident last week. A baby giant anteater was born in the zoo on Friday, the zoo announced. This is the fifth giant anteater to be born in the zoo since 2008.

The giant anteater is an endangered species and is part of the European breeding program, which Artis plays a big role in.

As the baby giant anteater will spend the first three months of its life on its mother's back, it is impossible at this stage to determine the sex of the baby. The new resident of the zoo therefore also does not have a name yet.

The mother and baby is staying in their indoor residence for the time being and can not be seen by the public yet.

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