The 2-year-old mother is a first-time mom. The father, 12-year-old Angelo, also fathered the zoo's last giant anteater, born in 2001. The new baby will ride on its mother's back for about one year.
Adult anteaters can grow up to 8 feet long, not including their tail, according to the zoo.
The anteater family will not be on display while the pair adjusts to the new baby. Zoo officials will notify the public when the anteaters are on exhibit again.
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