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Meet Archie, the ‘Immaculately Conceived Anteater.’

Meet Archie, the ‘Immaculately Conceived Anteater.’

Scientists aren’t quite sure how Armani, an anteater at the LEO Zoological Conservation Center in Greenwich, Conn., managed to get pregnant with her second child, Archie. After Armani gave birth to her first daughter, she was separated from her mate to ensure the safety of little Alice, since anteater fathers have a habit of killing their young. However, Armani has since given birth to Archie, and nobody’s quite sure how. The center’s founder, Marcella Leone, says that this might be a case of “delayed implantation,” but other scientists are saying they don’t think such a thing is possible in giant anteaters. So, they’re sticking with the whole “immaculately conceived” theory …

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