TAMPA - Busch Gardens introduced a new resident to the public on Thursday-- a baby aardvark which was born February 6 at the Tampa attraction
The baby, whose sex is not yet known and hasn't been named, will weigh more than 120 pounds when fully grown.
According to a statement, aardvarks are solitary creatures and their births are not common.
This one is the third in three years to be born to parents 'Izzy' and 'Friz' at Busch Gardens.
The baby has a sister named "Adazee" born in March of last year and a two year old brother named "Zawadi."
The baby is being cared for by its mother and members of the animal care team.
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