Celebrating World Tapir Day
Friday 30th April 2010

Karen, TWPZ Keeper

Taronga Western Plains Zoo has celebrated World Tapir Day with a daily keeper talk this week.  Hundreds of people across during the week came to learn about Tapirs which are the frequently misidentified species.

With all four species of Tapir in decline due to habitat destruction, World Tapir Day is held to inform the public about the plight of the Tapir.

"L" our, our nine year old male Brazilian Tapir, has enjoyed the week, wowing visitors with his swimming ability and munching on his favourite treat - apples. He is one of two Brazilian Tapirs at the zoo, both share there exhibit with a range of South American species including Guanaco, Greater Rhea and Patagonian Cavy.

For more information or to support World tapir Day visit: http://www.tapirday.org/