The Staten Island Zoo is glad to announce the delivery of a Southern tamandua, Ernest. Ernest was born on Novemeber eleventh to first time mother CJ, who was additionally born at SIZ, and pop Gus. Full title Ernest Johnson, Ernie was lovingly named after his grandpa tamandua, EJ, a beloved long-time resident of the zoo. Formally 1 month outdated, Ernie has doubled his weight and has been deemed by his keepers and our vet workers as a wholesome, curious and past lovely child. He’s slowly beginning to eat worms alongside mother and is making an attempt his finest to take steps on his personal, however by no means strays too distant from CJ. Mother and child might be off-exhibit for bonding and to make sure the little boy grows up large and robust. Please be a part of us in congratulating the SIZ lesser anteater household on their latest bundle of pleasure!