Huffpost Green

Baby Monkey, Kangaroo, Anteater Born At Busch Gardens Tampa Bay (PHOTOS)

Posted: Updated:
A baby squirrel monkey joins two other new arrivals, a baby giant anteater and kangaroo, at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
A baby squirrel monkey joins two other new arrivals, a baby giant anteater and kangaroo, at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

The zoo at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay is having a super-cute summer, with a trio of new animal babies having arrived in the past few months.

The zoo babies include a giant anteater and squirrel monkey, both born in June, who are still too young for keepers to determine their genders. According to a press release, the babies spend most of their time close to their mothers in private areas of the park.

Scroll Down For Photos

Once they're older, staff will be able to identify their genders and give them names.

The baby kangaroo, who is a little older, is named Louis, weighs just less than 10 lbs. and still spends a lot of time in his mom's pouch.

While the giant anteater is listed as a threatened species, squirrel monkeys also face danger from being trapped and kept as pets or being used in medical and scientific research.

Giant anteaters, which have a revered place in Amazonian folklore, have been extirpated from some of their native range in South America. The IUCN Red List notes that "dietary specificity, low reproductive rates, large body size... [and] threats to habitat degradation" have led to a decline in giant anteater numbers.

Quick Poll

Which Zoo Baby Is Cutest?

VOTE

Check Out The New Zoo Babies At Busch Gardens Tampa Bay:

Close
Baby Monkey, Kangaroo And Anteater
of
Share
Tweet
Advertisement
Share this
close
Current Slide

Around the Web

Baby Lemurs Born at Busch Gardens - ZooBorns

ZooBorns: Busch Gardens

monkey at Busch Gardens- Tampa , Florida - YouTube

Monkey | Busch Gardens Tampa

Busch Gardens Africa in Tampa pictures- Photo gallery of Busch ...

Baby Aardvark Joins The Busch Gardens Family | TeddyHilton.com

Little Aardvark Makes Big Debut at Busch Gardens - ZooBorns

Photos: Busch Gardens to present baby animals to public

 
From Our Partners