The BBC reports that a baby Malaysian tapir was born in Edinburgh Zoo 1 month ago but he made his first public appearance yesterday.
They lose their spots after about 6 months to look like mummy (or daddy).
All photographs courtesy of Edinburgh Zoo
When our eldest was much younger Edinburgh Zoo was a daily visit: we entered by an unofficial gate very close to the tapirs’ house. We were paid up members just in case readers think we were sneaking in.
Then too there was a baby tapir.
Many an hour spent between tapirs and giraffes.
More info is available from Edinburgh Zoo.