Experts at the Sacramento Zoo announced this week that they are keeping watch over another soon-to-be-mother -- an expectant anteater. An ultrasound on Wednesday revealed that Amber, the zoo's giant anteater, is carrying a little one. It will be the zoo's first giant anteater birth.
Amber will deliver her mini me in April, after a 180-day gestation. It will be a true "stand and deliver" moment, as the animals give birth while standing up. The newborn will climb aboard mommy's back and ride there for up to a year, the zoo tells us.
The new creature might not be as cute as the baby panda or gorilla, but to animal lovers, Amber's bundle of joy won't be just a face only a mother can love.