The Staten Island Zoo is proud to announce it’s newest resident, MJ the anteater.
MJ is the first recorded tamandua zoo birth in the New York metropolitan region. The birth of the baby tamandua on Jan. 12 — the day the Jets won the Super Bowl back in 1969 — is only the second surviving zoo birth in New York State. There are about 70 tamandua specimens in public zoos across America.
Baby MJ was born to mother, DJ, who has resided at the Staten Island Zoo since 2011. The father is EJ, who arrived at the Zoo in 2011. MJ weighed only 14 ounces at birth, and has already grown to two pounds and three ounces.
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