PDZA Names Tamandua Pup

Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium keepers have named the one-month-old tamandua pup Liana. She was born behind the scenes at the Zoo on April 23 to mom Terra. Liana means a woody climbing plant that hangs from treesThe name is fitting as tamanduas are excellent climbers, using their long prehensile tails for balance and support.

A public debut for Liana has not yet been set — she will make appearances once she’s a bit older, according to PDZA.

Learn more at pdza.org.

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