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A is for Aardvark: Detroit Zoo Welcomes New Addition

Baby aardvark

Weighing in at 3 pounds, 10 ounces, this hairless, baby aardvark arrived into the world on December 8 at the Detroit Zoo.  Described as “hideously cute,” the newborn was named Amani, which is Swahili for “peace.”

Aardvarks live in Africa and use long sticky tongues to lap up insects.

For more information on Amani, see Free Press’s “Detroit Zoo welcomes newborn aardvark.”

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