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Aardvark baby born at Busch Gardens

Published:   |   Updated: March 8, 2013 at 10:24 AM

Busch Gardens’ newest resident is a baby aardvark, born Tuesday at the Tampa theme park.

The aardvark is healthy and expected to grow to 120 pounds within its first year of life, Busch Gardens said.

The new, unnamed aardvark, whose sex is still unknown, is the third baby born to parents Izzy and Friz. The baby’s sister, Adazee, was born March 26, and its older brother Zawadi will be 2 years old in April.

Aardvarks are solitary by nature and births are not common, the park said.

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