Denver Zoo tamandua Rio is pregnant: Watch a video of the anteater's ultrasound

Ever seen an anteater get an ultrasound? No?

The Denver Zoo can change that. Zoo tamandua Rio is pregnant -- thanks in no small part to her mate, Quito. Tamanduas are a species of anteater native to South America that sport sixteen-inch tongues that they use to, well, eat ants. That's an important fact to know when it comes to Rio's ultrasound, as it seems from the video below that the zoo's veterinarians used a long glass tube filled with creepy crawlies to distract Rio from the fact that she was at the tamandua-OB/GYN.

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