New arrival “Salvador” may be seen by visitors as a member of Zoo’s Education collection
Denver Zoo is celebrating its second-ever birth of a southern tamandua, a species of anteater. The new arrival, a male named Salvador, was born on March 12. Salvador is currently bonding with his mother, Rio, behind the scenes at the Zoo’s Gates Animal Housing Center. Visitors won’t be able to see him on exhibit, but he may meet them as a member of the Zoo’s Education collection, which provides opportunities for up-close animal encounters in programs like outreach visits, zoo classes, and VIP tours.