Giant anteater born in UK zoo

A rare giant anteater has been born in a British zoo and now staff are desperate to name it, although they don't yet know whether it's a boy or a girl.

Giant anteater born in UK zoo

A giant anteater has been born in a British zoo.

The endangered creature, which is one of the just 200 living in zoos around the world, was born on December 22, 2015, to its parents Pancho and Kara at an animal centre in Belfast.

Zoo keeper Alyn Cairns told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "Kara is a fantastic mum and for the first six months she will carry the pup on her back nearly all the time."

And now the zoo is calling on people to help come up with a name for the infant - even though they don't know whether its a boy or a girl as they're yet to catch it in its pen.

Alyn explained: "While this is great camouflage from predators, it also makes it extremely difficult for the keepers to get a good look at the infant to find out whether it is male or female and we don't want to disrupt the pair at this stage."

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