Zoo Knoxville’s Anteater Makes Debut

Tiana, the first giant anteater in Zoo Knoxville’s history, will make her public debut.

Annual passholders and Circle of Friends members will get a special VIP opportunity to see her before she goes on public view Monday, March 2nd.

Weighing in at 100-pounds and measuring nearly 6 feet in length (not including her two-foot-long tongue), Tiana the anteater is busy exploring her new home in the zoo’s Wee Play Adventure building. Giant anteaters are being impacted by habitat loss, especially from fires in grassland regions, and hunting. It is estimated that only 5,000 giant anteaters are left in the wild, and they are classified as a threatened species.

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