Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Uncommonly Cute

Meet Roxanne, the Detroit Zoo's newest aardvark, born January 8.  She will be introduced to the public this spring .  An aardvark (Orycteropus afer) is an African mammal whose name derives from the Afrikaans word "earth pig."   I'll be in Detroit visiting family next month and hope to see this strange, sweet little creature!


Dave said...

I like how they put the cut thing on a backdrop...a true model!

wildmary said...

I noticed that. They probably didn't want discarded food and feces in the shot. Besides, if the background were distracting we wouldn't see every little wrinkle on this dude's piggish skin!