Radio Taiwan International
Date: 15 October, 2020
By: Paula Chao
Footage released by Taipei Zoo shows its anteater carrying a six-month-old baby on its back. It runs along the barrier of its enclosure and then jumps into a moat. This footage was taken on September 1, and the anteater hasn’t been seen since.
Taipei Zoo spokesperson Eric Tsao says it’s obvious the electric fence did not stop the anteater from running away.
The anteater and its baby moved to Taipei Zoo in late August. Although the zoo found the baby on the same day of the escape, its mother has been missing for a month and a half.