Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Wildlife Conservation: Endangered Malay tapir born at Edinburgh Zoo

Endangered Malay tapir born at Edinburgh Zoo

A Malay tapir – a species that is endangered in the wild – has been born at Edinburgh Zoo.

The female calf, named Maya, was born to mother Sayang and father Mowgli and has been finding her feet.

There are believed to be fewer than 2,500 left in the wild, partly due to their habitats being turned into palm oil plantations.

Karen Stiven, the zoo’s senior hoofstock keeper, said: “Currently Maya is staying very close to mum and she is doing well.

Full story at http://ind.pn/2yonWTj

Source: Independent

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