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Nashville Zoo Seeing Baby Boom Of Giant Anteaters

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Nashville Zoo is seeing a baby boom over the last 10 months with four giant anteater pups being born there.

The youngest pup is barely a month old and still living with his mother in the off-exhibit giant anteater barn.

Zoo President Rick Schwartz told The Tennessean the new pups boost the zoo's anteater population to 15, the largest collection in North America. The anteaters are considered a vulnerable population because of habitat loss and hunting.

While none of the anteaters are currently on public display, officials are hoping that will change soon.

In the meantime, visitors can see other new arrivals, including Bella and Darwin, a pair of 20-year-old Galapagos tortoises who made their public debut at the zoo on July 27.

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