01 01/01/0001 - 25/11/2011
Aardvarks Tip The Scales
Scorch the Aardvark – one of our newest arrivals - has stepped onto the weighing scales as part of his routine health check.
Along with his older brother Tatsu, nine-month-old Scorch was given the once-over by Senior Keeper James Andrewes.
"We currently weigh our two aardvarks a couple of times a week,” James said.
“It’s important as it helps us monitor their health and general well-being.”
The results made happy reading with Scorch coming in at 43.8kgs and Tatsu a touch heavier, at 45.5kgs – ideal weights for their ages.
Both Aardvarks are set to make their public debut in the next few weeks when they move into their new home alongside the Meerkats.