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18 June 2012

This large adult male tapir was spotted on a camera trap at one of the international conservation projects we support in Brazil.

The image was caught just a few days after he was fitted with a radio-collar – designed to help conservationists understand more about his movements and behaviour.

Field researchers from the Lowland Tapir Conservation Initiative named the tapir Chester to mark the zoo’s 10-year-long support of the vital project, working to promote the conservation of the species which is listed as vulnerable to extinction by the IUCN/SSC Red List of Threatened Species.

Tapir in Brazil - Chester Zoo

 

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