Raquel Villanueva, KUSA 3:16 p.m. MDT March 26, 2015Salvador the tamandua(Photo: Denver Zoo)DENVER – There’s a new baby on board at the Denver Zoo as they celebrate the birth of a southern tamandua.This is the second-ever birth of a southern tamandua, a species of anteater, at the zoo. He was born on March 12 and named Salvador.Salvador is currently bonding with his mother, Rio, according to zookeepers.He will not be out on exhibit, but may make an appearance during the Zoo’s Education collection, which offers opportunities for up-close animal encounters in programs like outreach visits, zoo classes, and VIP tours.This is the second birth for both Rio and Quito.The species is native to South America, which is why zookeepers named him after Salvador, Brazil.His older sister, Cayenne, was born last year and now lives at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo.Southern tamanduas are often called lesser anteaters. The live in the Andes, from Venezuela to Argentina and Uruguay. Their habitat ranges from savanna and thorn scrub to rainforests and they are well adapted to life both in trees and on the ground.They use their long tongues to reach up to 16 inches to feed on insects such as termites and ants.AutoplayShow ThumbnailsShow CaptionsLast SlideNext Slide(KUSA-TV © 2015 Multimedia Holdings Corporation)Read or Share this story: https://on9news.tv/1CeyFwT – Click Here To Visit Article Source