Aurora had her baby

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Just before 11 last night I heard the first squeals. Aurora had her baby.

Gender unknown for now. Born eyes and ears closed but shortly eyes and ears opened up.

He/she had a good set of lungs on it. Quieted down after a bit.

Mom is doing a good job. Read the instinct is to squeal if not on mom so she comes to get it. Still hear a squeal now and then but she keeps baby close.

Aurora's baby

Aurora's baby

Aurora's baby

New Born Baby Tamandua

Hyzzie is whining in the background afraid something is wrong. She thinks she's house nurse.

Aurora's baby
You can see an ear

New born baby tamandua 2

Not much of him/her this time but you get some of his face and see the ears have opened up

Pua sitting quietly taking this event in
Pua sitting quietly taking this event in
She peeked out of the washer when she heard baby cry. She got up later and didn't want to play or have treats and sat there sniffing and listening. She did eat later though.

a little bloody as she had passed the placenta and was eating it.
Aurora and baby

Possibly the first photo of a tamandua eating her placenta. I put a white towel down when she was done for a nicer place to lay and check for bleeding which she wasn't.
Aurora eating placenta

Baby under arm
Baby under arm

Baby being sat on
Baby being sat on

Baby on board
Baby on board

Aurora eating
Aurora eating
She ate a lot before and after. Making a baby builds up an appetite.


  1. Briarwood Scraps Says:

    WOW!!! That is so awesome! What an incredible experience for your whole house. I'm so happy she had the days of adjustment so that she feels more safe and comfortable in these new surroundings. You are so in tune with everyone and that makes life so much easier! Big hugs to momma Aurora and to princess Pua!

  1. Tom DiVito Says:

    This site is great! It's very cool that you've had a successful birth and that you've shared it with the world!

    I'm a student currently studying placentophagia with Dr. Michael Noonan at Canisius College (in Buffalo, NY). We hope to document exactly which species do, and which species do not, demonstrate placenta-eating following birth.

    We are making a final push to obtain data on rare species and a Google search for "tamandua birth" led us here. If you could take a moment to answer a few of our questions, we would greatly appreciate it! If you'd prefer to email your response, please email tdivito(at)

    Below are our survey questions:

    Species (Common English Name):
    Species (Latin Name):

    Date of this birth (estimate is OK):

    Was this the female’s first birth?

    Litter Size:

    Number of offspring surviving 24 hours:

    Did nursing take place:

    Did female lick birth fluids:

    Was the female allowed to eat the placenta?

    Did the female bite at and apparently eat any part placenta?

    If yes, estimate percentage eaten:

    How long, if ever, was the placenta removed from the scene?

    Name of person completing this form:

    Institution where birth took place:

    If there are any other facts or anecdotes that you think we would find useful, please include them as well! Of course we will cite you as the source of any data you share with us!

    Thanks very much in advance!