Giant anteater pup named Noel born on Christmas Day

The Nashville Zoo has a new addition for the new year!A giant anteater pup was born on Christmas Day. She was ...

Posted: Jan. 3, 2018 8:45 PM
Updated: Jan. 3, 2018 8:45 PM

The Nashville Zoo has a new addition for the new year!

A giant anteater pup was born on Christmas Day. She was a surprise for zoo employees, which is why she is named Noel.

Both Noel and her mother are said to be doing well. She will stay with her mom for at least two more years until she is fully grown.

"They were elated to discover that the female anteater, Consuela, had delivered a special Christmas gift," said Shawna Farrington, carnivore area supervisor. "Curled under Consuela's hair and clinging tightly, was a new baby female anteater."

This is the third pup for her mother, Consuela, and the fourth pup for her father, Carib.

Since 2001, 18 giant anteaters have been born at Nashville Zoo's breeding facility.

Giant anteaters are considered extinct in areas of Belize, Costa Rica, Guatemala and Uruguay. Only about 5,000 anteaters remain in the wild.

Article Comments

Medford
Broken Clouds
40° wxIcon
Hi: 47° Lo: 28°
Feels Like: 40°
Brookings
Clear
41° wxIcon
Hi: 52° Lo: 38°
Feels Like: 41°
Crater Lake
Broken Clouds
31° wxIcon
Hi: 36° Lo: 19°
Feels Like: 23°
Grants Pass
Overcast
39° wxIcon
Hi: 46° Lo: 30°
Feels Like: 39°
Klamath Falls
Broken Clouds
31° wxIcon
Hi: 38° Lo: 18°
Feels Like: 23°
Drying Out Monday
KDRV Radar
KDRV Fire Danger
KDRV Weather Cam

Latest Video

Image

Health Alert: Sprained Ankle Remedies

Image

Drying Out This Week

Image

Rogue Valley Forecast

Image

VIDEO FORECAST: Drying Out Monday

Image

Medford Honors Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Legacy

Image

Same Pitch, Different Approach: SOU Football Hosts Recruits on Campus

Image

Day 30 of Government Shutdown

Image

VIDEO FORECAST: Wet Sunday

Image

New Research says Screen Time Doesn't Do Any Harm

Image

Is too much screen time harmful?

Community Events