25 Nov 2011

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.