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A male giant anteater on loan from Japan arrived at Taipei Zoo to mate

A male giant anteater named Sanpei has been loaned to Taiwan by Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens in Nagoya. The loan was facilitated with assistance from the Japanese Association of Zoos and Aquariums (JAZA). Sanpei arrived in Taiwan for quarantine on the evening of March 3, Taipei Zoo said, adding that it hoped that Sanpei would win the heart of a female called Cortesa acquired from Singapore Zoo, with the goal of them mating and producing offspring.


A male giant anteater, Sanpei, was born and grew up at Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens in Nagoya. It is gentle and very close to humans. After the quarantine period, Sanpei will be housed next to Cortesa in the Tropical Rainforests Area. Sanpei could be ready to meet the public as soon as mid-April.