Drusillas Park in Alfriston are looking forward to welcoming a brand new animal exhibit.
For the first time in the park’s 90-year history, giant anteaters will become part of the family, with work underway to welcome them in the Spring.
Giant anteaters are native to the tropical forests and grasslands of Central and South America. They have no teeth but their tongues can protrude over 60cm to sweep up the 35,000 ants and termites they consume each day.
The new arrivals are expected to join the zoo route by Easter and will be located next to the flamingos.
Photo courtesy of Vladimir Wrangel