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This baby anteater is the most adorable thing in Staten Island, if not the world

Posted at 8:08 PM, Feb 20, 2014
and last updated 2014-02-20 20:08:30-05
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Baby ‘MJ’ hitches a ride before cameras. (Photo/Staten Island Zoo)

STATEN ISLAND (PIX11) – The Staten Island Zoo is now on the map of all things adorable thanks to a baby anteater named ‘MJ’.

MJ is a Tamandua anteater and just the second baby to be born in New York state to survive.  He was born to mother DJ and father EJ on January 12th, and is under the care of his mom.

MJ is one of just 70 Tamanduas, roughly, in American zoos.

Tamanduas, who love to snack on insects, larvae and even fruit, are native to central and south America.  They live in forests and grasslands, sleeping during the day and foraging at night.

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(Photo/Staten Island Zoo)