Acting zoo director Narongwit Chodchoy said on Wednesday that a male tapir was born at 2pm on January 10.
He added that the newborn tapir’s father is called “Mafia” and its mother “Singha”.
For more information, contact the zoo’s business development and public relations department via mobile phone number 083-3720404.
The tapir is a large, herbivorous mammal, similar in shape to a pig, with a short, prehensile nose trunk. Tapirs inhabit jungle and forest regions of Southeast Asia and South and Central America.
Under good conditions, a healthy female tapir can reproduce every two years. A calf is born after a gestation period of about 13 months. The natural lifespan of a tapir is about 25 to 30 years, both in the wild and in zoos.
Tapirs have been classified as one of 15 reserved wild animals in Thailand.
Published : January 27, 2021
By : The Nation