SEATTLE — Point Defiance Zoo in Tacoma is home to over 360 different animal species. Over the past few months, they have welcomed several new babies including a baby Tamandua and a baby Tapir -- the zoo's first in their 114-year history!
The zoo also welcomed a beaver kit named Butternut four months ago. She now weighs 14 lbs., about a third of the size she will be when she's fully grown.
The kit's feet a webbed -- great for swimming, and she uses her tail like a rudder for steering in the water.
Beavers don't have great eyesight, so Butternut relies mostly on her hearing and sense of smell for understanding her surroundings.
The zoo's Jessica Sutherland also introduced us to Scooter the armadillo and a rhino iguana on today's show.