Baby Aardvark Born at the Colchester Zoo
by Laura Cross
Published on September 16, 2013
The aardvark burrow at the Colchester Zoo in Colchester, Essex, U.K., is about to get more crowded. A baby aadvark was born to mother Oq on March 20. This is Oq's seventh baby and the eigth to join the group.
"Aadvarks are notoriously clumsy", says Sarah Forsyth, one of the zoo's curators, so until the baby is strong enough to withstand some accidental bumps from the other members of the group, he'll be resting up in a burrow with mom, which is separated from the other aardvarks.
Now the the baby is a month old, visitors at the zoo can see him and his mom and in a few weeks, they'll join up with their aadvark friends.