Baby Animal Boom At The Nashville Zoo

There's been a baby boom at the Nashville Zoo lately.

Lucy, one of their Palawan binturongs, gave birth to a male kit (common name for a baby binturong) on March 13, 2020. At birth, the kit weighted 279 grams (about 10 ounces) and is currently being raised by the Zoo's veterinarian team.

They've been described as having cat-like faces with,the body of a bear!

You can watch the kit weekdays from 9am to 4pm.

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The Zoo also welcomed the birth of a healthy, giant anteater. The mom, a 17-year old named Praim, delivered the male on February 28 at a normal weight of 2.69 pounds. Both she and the newborn are doing fine. 

“This is Praim’s 7th pup so she is an experienced mom, and everything went smoothly,” said Danielle Berthold, a carnivore keeper. “The pup will now stay with mom until he is a year to a year-and-a-half old. After that he’ll either stay at Nashville Zoo or travel to another zoo to meet a mate.”