Adorable Aardvark Arrives at Busch Gardens

Busch Gardens Aardvark
Adam Lewis, Busch Gardens Tampa

Aardvarks are known to be solitary creatures, so their births are unusual. That just makes the arrival of a third offspring in three years that much more exciting for parents Izzy and Friz at Busch Gardens Tampa.

So far, Mom is the primary caretaker for her latest arrival, who was born Feb. 6, and the animal care team has been providing additional support.

The little one, whose gender isn’t yet known, joins big brother Zawadi, who turns 2 in April, and sister Adazee, who turns 1 this month.

The baby is expected to reach about 120 pounds in its first year.

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