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Young aardvark named Kaatie is new addition to Detroit Zoo

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Source: Detroit Zoo's Facebook page Source: Detroit Zoo's Facebook page
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ROYAL OAK, Mich. (AP) -- The Detroit Zoo has a new resident: A young aardvark.

The zoo in the Detroit suburb of Royal Oak announced this week that the aardvark named Kaatie weighed less than 4 pounds at birth on Feb. 11 and has since more than quadrupled in size. Mature aardvarks can be 90 to 145 pounds and 5 to 6 feet in length.

The aardvark calf is the third offspring for 10-year-old Rachaael and 11-year-old Mchimbaji.

The aardvarks stay indoors during the cold-weather months but will be seen outdoors this spring in their habitat near the zoo's giraffes.

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