Maki the Southern Tamandua

When this little Tamandua tetradactyla came to us in August 2023, she was only a few days old, still with the umbilical cord attached. She required feeding every 4 hours, even during the night. She is much bigger now, and has quite a personality, much to the caretaker’s relief she has finished her midnight feed and is starting to enjoy more solid foods like banana and orange, mixed in with her milk. The caretakers take her out to explore every day, so she is learning to climb and exhibit natural foraging behaviours, such as searching for ants and termites.

She was named Maki, which is the Peruvian word for sushi, because during feeding time she is wrapped up like a little sushi roll. 

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