Busch Gardens welcomed a trio of baby animals this summer: a giant anteater, a spider monkey, and a kangaroo!
Currently a month old and weighing less than 5 pounds, the baby anteater will eventually grow to be over 100 pounds. The little anteater will ride on his mother’s back for about a year.
Also spending his days riding on his mother’s back, the baby spider monkey was born in June.
Finally, the newest kangaroo at Busch Gardens, named Louis, weighs under 10 pounds and spends most of his time in his mother’s pouch.
If you happen to visit the Valley Zoo in Edmonton, Alberta and see a ball of fuzz clinging on the back of one of the spider monkey, don’t worry – it’s just the newest member of the zoo family. The new baby was born on February 1st and was just the guest of honor at a coming out party at the zoo.
For the next six to 10 weeks the baby will cling to its mother’s back. After the baby gains some independence and starts exploring on its own the staff will be able to determine the gender. Until then the baby will be unnamed.
In the wild, squirrel monkeys are found in Central and South America. They have a life expectancy of up to 20 years.
Read more at CBC News.
The Brevard Zoo in Melbourne, Florida is host to a slew of new baby animals. Pictured above is a five-week-old black and white ruffed lemur baby. The zoo also welcomed a baby spider monkey and a Florida sandhill crane. The baby crane’s father is actually a wild crane who flew into the zoo.
For more info: Florida Today