Grogu was born on exhibit inside Animals of the Night time earlier than the Memphis Zoo opened on Thursday, September twenty second. Veterinary workers confirmed his mom’s being pregnant through ultrasound in June, and the gestation for aardvarks is about seven months. Grogu’s mom is known as Sunshine, and his father is known as Boss. Grogu is being hand-reared by keepers, as aardvarks can by accident damage an toddler whereas transferring round a bigger house. Grogu was about 3 lbs. 11 oz when he was born.
The care staff feeds him each 3-4 hours around the clock. Grogu is just not on exhibit and is staying in an incubator that mimics the atmosphere of an aardvark burrow. Keepers inform us Grogu has an enormous persona! He’s consistently investigating his new atmosphere, which for an aardvark, means he’s all the time sniffing. He’s cautious when he’s exploring and sometimes returns to his keepers to check-in.
Aardvarks are from sub-Saharan Africa and reside in burrows that may be as much as 20 toes lengthy and have as much as 8 entrances. If wanted, aardvarks can dig a gap massive sufficient to cowl them in about 10 minutes. They’re recognized to eat ants and termites within the wild.