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Baby Aardvark at Busch Gardens

Baby aardvark at Busch Gardens

A baby aardvark born April 10 made his public debut April 29 at the Jambo Junction in Busch Gardens. Photo provided by Busch Gardens.

On April 10th, a male baby aardvark was born at Busch Gardens, Tampa.  Visitors can sneak a peak at the new cub at Jambo Junction, located in the Nairobi section of the park.

In the wild, aardvarks are solitary and quite elusive.  But their range spans all of Africa south of the Sahara, and they are listed a species of least concern of becoming endangered by the IUCN Redlist.  They eat ants and termites.

Baby aardvark and handler at Busch Gardens

The baby aardvark was hand-reared by the animal care experts at Busch Gardens when the cub's mother was not being attentive.

Baby aardvark being bottlefed at Busch Gardens

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