Cute of the day: Baby Anteater!!

It’s a boy! This little guy – a lesser anteater or tamandua – was born just days ago to mom, Cypress, at Discovery Cove, in Orlando, Florida.

Tamanduas are native to the forests of Mexico to South America. They use their sharp claws and 16-inch-long tongue (41 cm) to eat up to 9,000 ants in a single day.

They use their sharp claws and 16-inch-long tongue (41 cm) to eat up to 9,000 ants in a single day. Discovery Cove is an all-inclusive experience in Orlando where guests can swim with dolphins, snorkel among tropical fish and interact with animals. Find more at DiscoveryCove.com.

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  1. Anipal Info says:

    Poor little thing looks like a cross between a lizard and a rat. I think the bubble eyes just takes away any thoughts of cuteness.

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