Anteater born under unusual circumstances in Greenwich

Officials at the LEO Zoological Conservation Center say they had removed the only male anteater from the enclosure.

Officials at the LEO Zoological Conservation Center say they had removed the only male anteater from the enclosure. (5/17/13)

GREENWICH - A new addition at a Greenwich conservation center has zoo officials scratching their heads.

A baby anteater was born at the LEO Zoological Conservation Center in April. Zoo officials say the baby’s parents have not been together since August, much longer than the six-month gestation period for anteaters.

Officials at the LEO Zoological Conservation Center acknowledge this could have been a work of nature running its course.

"They can be very acrobatic and find a way to mate even through the fence," a zoo official says.

Zoo officials say the parents and baby are all happy and healthy.

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