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Baby giant anteater born at Longleat Safari Park

Posted on 14th August 2017

The giant anteater breeding programme at Longleat Safari Park is celebrating another success, after it was announced that a fourth baby has been born to parents Maroni and Bonito.

Giant anteater

The arrival of the baby anteater, who has been named Bubbles, was hailed as an important moment for the species as a whole, which has sadly been designated as ‘vulnerable’ by the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s Red List of Threatened Species.

According to official statistics, numbers of wild giant anteaters fell by an alarming 30% between 2000 and 2010, making the work of the species’ European Breeding Programme – of which Bubbles is the latest result – even more vital.

Having now been open to the public for more than 50 years, Longleat has introduced countless people to the wonders of the animal kingdom.

Why not book a Wiltshire cottage holiday rental for your family soon and enjoy seeing the park’s newest addition for yourself?

Image Credit: Fernando Flores