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Tapir Calf Birth

By Chester Zoo

The new birth of Tapir Zathras was the first at the zoo for 8 years and was well worth the wait. This birth did not go unnoticed with the calf being compared to a 'humbug' due to his lovely dark coat and striped patterns.

This birth was another success for the strong Tapir breeding programme here at the Zoo with Zatharas's dad Cuzco also being born here 22 years earlier.

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