STATEN ISLAND (PIX11) – The Staten Island Zoo is now on the map of all things adorable thanks to a baby anteater named ‘MJ’.
MJ is a Tamandua anteater and just the second baby to be born in New York state to survive. He was born to mother DJ and father EJ on January 12th, and is under the care of his mom.
MJ is one of just 70 Tamanduas, roughly, in American zoos.
Tamanduas, who love to snack on insects, larvae and even fruit, are native to central and south America. They live in forests and grasslands, sleeping during the day and foraging at night.