Baby Aardvark Born At The Detroit Zoo

Baby Aardvark on Blanket

A baby aardvark was born at the Detroit Zoo on February 11, 2014. The calf was named named Kaatie and is the third calf born to mom Raachel and weighed four pounds at birth.

Kaatie is healthy and adorable, and seems to be enjoying her time with mom, nestling in close and nursing throughout the day,” said Detroit Zoological Society Curator of Mammals Elizabeth Arbaugh.

Animal care staff have been monitoring Rachaael and Kaatie closely in the 30 days since the calf was born. Aardvarks are small and fragile at birth, and the mothers are sometimes clumsy and can accidentally injure their little ones. “We are ready to intervene should mom decide to roll over or get up for a snack,” said Arbaugh.

Baby Aardvark Snout

Baby Aardvark With Mama

Baby Aardvark Sleeping

images via Detroit Zoo

via ZooBorns