A Malayan Tapir calf, named Solo, has taken his first steps outside at Chester Zoo. Solo, born July 11, was named after the longest river on the Indonesian island of Java. Zoo staff reports that he ‘reveled’ in his very first outdoor adventure, under the watchful eyes of his mum Margery.
An incredibly cute…and incredibly stripy South American Tapir calf was born, May 19, at Prague Zoo. The little male is the offspring of 15-year-old ‘Ivana’ and 12-year-old ‘Tex’. Check out ZooBorns for more pics and info! http://www.zooborns.com/zooborns/2015/05/prague-zoo-celebrates-newest-tapir-calf.html
Denver Zoo is celebrating the birth of an endangered Malayan Tapir calf! The male calf, named Baku (Bah-koo), was born on April 29. Fortunately, his delivery was much easier than that of his older brother, who was saved by mouth-to-snout rescue breathing by keepers back in 2012. See and read more: http://www.zooborns.com/zooborns/2014/05/denver-zoo-tapir.html
The Malayan tapir, also called the Asian tapir, is the largest of the four species of tapir and the only one native to Asia. it appears to be a cross between a pig and an anteater. Tapirs, found in the jungles of South and Central America are actually mammals and are more closely related to horses and rhinos!