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Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Malayan Tapir Born to Edinburgh Zoo

The birth of the baby, named Kamal (meaning perfection), was announced earlier this week. He was born April 23, 2010 and has recently been put on display.

Tapirs are notoriously hard to breed in captivity, but the parents of this youngster have previously had two other tapir calves. Hopefully, his parents have passed on their receptive nature for reproduction, as Kamal will be transferred to another zoo's breeding program in only 18 months, just as his brother and sister have done before him.

For more information on tapirs, please see the recently posted Cute Spotlight: Malayan Tapir article. 

1 comment:

  1. Such beautiful and unusual animals !!