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Baby Giant Anteater: Interview with biologist Marie Magnuson

On March 12, a giant anteater was born at the Smithsonians National Zoo. This is only the second giant anteater to be born in the history of the Zoo. National Zoo animal care staff and veterinarians had been closely monitoring mother Maripi (ma-RIP-ee) for the past six months, performing weekly ultrasounds and other diagnostics. The National Zoo staff has yet to determine the babys gender or weight—and may not for some time, allowing time for mother and baby to bond.
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