Baby giant anteater born at Rhode Island zoo

In this Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014 photo released by the Roger Williams Park Zoo, a baby giant anteater clings to his mother "Corndog" at the zoo in Providence, R.I. The yet-to-be-named baby was born July 25. Anteaters, which can eat up to 35,000 termites and ants per day, are native to Central and South America. Only 5,000 are thought to remain in the wild. (AP Photo/Roger Williams Park Zoo, Brett Cortesi)
In this Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014 photo released by the Roger Williams Park Zoo, a baby giant anteater clings to his mother "Corndog" at the zoo in Providence, R.I. The yet-to-be-named baby was born July 25. Anteaters, which can eat up to 35,000 termites and ants per day, are native to Central and South America. Only 5,000 are thought to remain in the wild. (AP Photo/Roger Williams Park Zoo, Brett Cortesi)

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A new arrival at Rhode Island’s Roger Williams Park Zoo has a super-long snout and a tongue to match.

A giant anteater named Corndog delivered her baby July 25. The male weighed nearly 4 pounds two days after he was born.

Corndog and her yet-to-be-named baby are on display at the zoo, with a few extra measures for privacy.

Anteater babies spend most of their first year clinging to their mothers’ backs. Zoo animal program director Tim French says the first six months of life can be challenging for baby anteaters, so the zoo’s staff plans to watch closely.

Anteaters are native to Central and South America and can eat up to 35,000 termites and ants per day. Only 5,000 anteaters are thought to remain in the wild.

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