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TamanduaGirl
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List of average lifespans of various zoo kept species. (average as in median, not max)
https://www.speakcdn.com/assets/2332/su ... r_2019.pdf

Tamandua is still listed as 9.

My fennec fox site: http://tiny-foxes.com
My anteater site: http://www.livingwithanteaters.com

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/TamanduaGirl

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Topic starter Posted : February 24, 2019 12:15 am
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mary,

I was watching a tv show on anteaters a few days ago. sure reminded me of Pua. your right about their life span. they did say their life span is about 9 years old.... gee, why can't some animals live longer than they do icon-sad

I know how hard it is to lose our babies. they are like are kids. I am sorry you lost Pua. She was a star. Are you thinking of getting another one or two?

http://sybilsden.com Sybils Den

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Posted : February 24, 2019 5:00 am
TamanduaGirl
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I still have Aurora but I don't plan to get any more. Anteaters are too expensive and I don't have the heart for it now. They are so prone to major health issues. That's part of why I got the fox, they are usually nice and healthy till old age. I do miss anteater hugs though.

Speaking of foxes, the list says fennec foxes average 11 years in zoos. Oldest I know of was 16 and I know of a few that made it to 15.

My fennec fox site: http://tiny-foxes.com
My anteater site: http://www.livingwithanteaters.com

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/TamanduaGirl

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Topic starter Posted : February 24, 2019 1:23 pm
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I still have Aurora but I don't plan to get any more. Anteaters are too expensive and I don't have the heart for it now. They are so prone to major health issues. That's part of why I got the fox, they are usually nice and healthy till old age. I do miss anteater hugs though.

Speaking of foxes, the list says fennec foxes average 11 years in zoos. Oldest I know of was 16 and I know of a few that made it to 15.

I didn't know or forgot you have Aurora. I remember Pua being the most pet friendly and of course a star. I did see her on TV a few times.

you can always get a black bear they give hugs when they are little.

sounds like fennec foxes have pretty much the same life span as a red fox. my first two foxes died at almost 13.
I still have Donnie, he is 12 this year. he seems pretty healthy. I feel bad for him, he don't have any fox buddies left icon-sad
He will hang out with the raccoons once in a while. I thought about getting another fox. I always wanted a pearl fox.
I am going to the swap meet in ohio in may, I will see what they have.

I like the idea of having a pet fox. I still have that wild fox roaming around.

http://sybilsden.com Sybils Den

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Posted : February 25, 2019 6:18 am
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