March 2005: Anteaters & Sloths

March 1, 2005 Everybody is fine here. Last Saturday, we got a newcomer — an anteater again. Some nearby-Indians of the Yagua tribe killed her mother and brought the baby to us. She weighs only 4 kgs and wants to be on top of us the whole time —normally she would be riding on her mother’s back—which isn’t so nice as she uses her very sharp claws to climb up our legs . . . but I’m sure she’ll learn soon not to use them with us anymore. I feed her every 3-4 hours with oats and milk, but besides…

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