MAR 31, 2015 05:52 AM PDT

Welcome to the World Salvador!

The Denver Zoo has announced the birth of a southern tamandua - a species of anteater - this month as part of ongoing efforts to ensure healthy populations and genetic diversity among zoo animals.
Baby Salvador rests on Mom at the Denver Zoo
Salvador, as the new tamandua has been named, marks the second-ever birth of the South American-native species in the zoo's history.

"Salvador is currently bonding with his mother, Rio, behind the scenes," the zoo said Thursday.
"Visitors won't be able to see him on exhibit, but he may meet them as a member of the zoo's education collection."

The zoo says southern tamanduas often are called lesser anteaters and are found in areas east of the Andes.
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