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Brookfield Zoo’s 2-Month-Outdated South American Tapir Calf Now Open air

Brookfield, Ailing. — Company visiting Brookfield Zoo can now see a South American tapir calf, who turned 2 months outdated on July 22, in his outside habitat, situated on the north facet of Pachyderm Home. Whereas getting acclimated to his new environment, he, and his mom Sorghum (SOAR-gum) additionally can have entry to their indoor house.

One attribute that zoogoers will discover are the calf’s white stripes that function a superb camouflage. Child tapirs are born with the stripes, which is able to start to fade in a couple of months, and are fully passed by 6 months of age. At the moment, the male calf weighs roughly 70 kilos. He’ll attain full measurement at about 18 months of age and will weigh as a lot as 500 kilos.

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These enthusiastic about serving to take care of the South American at Brookfield Zoo can contribute to the Animal Adoption program. For $35, a recipient receives the Primary Bundle, which features a 5-inch x 7-inch colour {photograph} of a tapir, a personalised certificates of adoption, a tapir truth sheet, an Animal Adoption program decal, and an invite to the unique Animal Adoption summer time occasion. To buy, go to

(video credit score: Lynette Kleisner/CZS-Brookfield Zoo)

(photograph credit score Jim Schulz/CZS-Brookfield Zoo)

In case you missed the calf’s beginning announcement right here on ZooBorns:



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