Giant Anteater


Born: April 5, 2012
Home: Roger Williams Park Zoo - Providence, RI

All About Baby: Cool names run in the family. Giant anteater Corndog just had her first baby, daughter Inara ("ray of light" in Arabic). The newbie weighed 2.75 pounds by day five. Giant anteater babies generally wean by 6 months, but spend a full year riding on Mom's back.

Who Knew? Only about 5,000 giant anteaters still exist in the wild. Their olfactory powers are 40 times greater than humans'. Wielding 4-inch claws and 2-foot-long tongues, they can devour 35,000 termites and ants a day.