A critically endangered eastern long-beaked echidna (Zaglossus bartoni) named J.R. at the Taronga Zoo in Sydney, Australia. This is one of only two in captivity, and he’s 48 years old. Keepers are trying to breed him with a 50-year-old female there but with no luck so far.
A giant anteater in Brazil’s Pantanal region. The animal was orphaned as an infant and hand raised by ranch hands. For a while after its release, it returned for its regular feedings but it eventually ventured out on its own.