There’s been a recent baby boom at Roger Williams Park Zoo in Providence.
Pasty, a nine-banded armadillo, gave birth to a litter of four babies, who will turn eight-weeks-old.
The little ones are all girls. Their names are Rose, Blanche, Dorothy, and Sophia, named after characters on the hit show, “The Golden Girls,” which debuted in 1985.
“There is one that is better at being held and that one is probably going to be Rose,” Becca Hollenbeck, who is the primary keeper for ambassador programing at the Zoo, told NBC 10 News during a visit Wednesday morning.
Jen Rudolph is the manager of ambassador programing. She said armadillo litters are always either all male or all female.
“This is mama’s second littler,” Rudolph said. “She had boys last year. Their dad is actually a wild armadillo that came from Florida. He’s name’s Sheldon.”
Plus, there are four North American River Otters, who are four-and-a-half months old. Their mother, Mishontoo, was swimming with them, stopping to snack on some fish, collect rocks, and they dry off on land, rubbing her fur on a log.
“There are two boys and two girls,” Matt Fugate, another zookeeper, said of the otters. “They will be five months July 1.”
Fugate added that the boys are named Rosco and Cletus, while the girls are Daisy and Flash.
“They kind of became the ‘Hazard Gang,’” he said, a nod to “The Dukes of Hazard.”