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Update on baby Giant Anteater “Rio”

Written by: Memory Mays

Back in early September, the Houston Zoo introduced its newest Giant Anteater baby to the public. Now almost three months old, “Rio” has been bringing smiles to everyone who visits. Rio continues to grow at a normal and healthy weight, and has been developing a personality that everyone enjoys.
We often find Rio wandering the nearby surroundings, exploring and investigating everything while Rio’s mom is taking a nap. We’ve watched Rio learn how to run, play, try new food, and explore all of the fun and interesting smells our South America habitat has to offer (meanwhile never straying too far away from mom “Olive”).