Fantastic news it’s so cute in an awful sort of way!! Congrats Chester zoo!!!
Conservationists found the new arrival snuggled up with its eight-year-old mum Oni and six-year-old father Koos after it had been birthed overnight on January 4.
The calf bone, born with large droopy ears, hairless wrinkled skin and giant claws, is currently being hand-reared every night by zookeepers that are giving dedicated care, feeding the baby every few hours through the evening for around five weeks, to assist it gain strength.
It’s nice but it’s also unfortunate that pets are evolving to have babies successfully in cap.ti.vity.
Staff have nicknamed the youngster Dobby as a result of its resemblance to the much-loved Harry Potter character.
Aardvarks are indigenous in sub-Saharan Africa where they are threatened by habitat loss as a result of agricultural development, which also bring them right into conflict with local farmers. They are also looked for their me.at.
The nocturnal pets use their lengthy noses and eager sense of smell to ferret out ants and termites, which they lap up with a long tongue measuring up to 25cm, covered in sticky saliva.
They use their powerful claws to tear open termite mounds, as well as to dig underground burrows in which they sleep.
This is the extremely initial aardvark to be born at the zoo and so it’s a momentous landmark.
Congratulations on your unique birth! He is priceless!
Aardvarks are rather sec.retive creatures, which are mainly only ever before active in darkness, and so some elements of how they go about their lives remain relatively unidentified. Caring for species like aardvarks in zoos enables us to find out more about them– just how they live, their beh.aviours and their biology.
So amazing how a baby likes its mother from the beginning.
This new calf bone joins a conservation reproducing programme that only a handful of zoos are part of globally.
Wonderful & pray it will NOT be the last! Our Globe is in a hard time, we should do what we can, to SAVE OUR EARTH!!!
Congrats keep a beady eye on this wee pet.!! Know mums by his side honor them. baby!!!
CONGRATULATIONS to the Zoo staff … vets … anyone else that could have been involved with this little miracle!!!
God bless these wonderful ambassadors of their species. ❤ Welcome to the globe, little one!