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New anteater at Mesker Park Zoo

Mesker Park Zoo has a new giant anteater for visitors to see.

Mr. Pickles was born in November 2016 in South Bend.

(Facebook/Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden)

Zoo officials say it’s been more than 50 years since they’ve had an anteater.

Anteaters feed on ants and termites, up to 30,000 each day.

They come from South America and officials say they’re excited to welcome him to the family.

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