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A Decade Long Wait: Singapore Night Safari Welcomes Male Malayan Tapir Calf

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A Decade Long Wait: Singapore Night Safari Welcomes Male Malayan Tapir Calf

Singapore’s Night Safari has a new cute addition.

A male Malayan tapir weighing just 10kgs!

According to a report in The Straits Times, Bintang is the first male calf to be born at the zoo in close to a decade.

The news was shared via a video posted on Facebook by Wildlife Reserves Singapore last week, where Bintang’s mother, Sakti was seen giving birth to him.

 

Strong and healthy

Junior zookeeper at the Night Safari Lee Tzu Ying said Bintang feeds on his mother's milk and has just started to explore solid foods like hay, pellets and leaves.

Cutie pie!

"Bintang took about three weeks to get used to water and learn how to swim, and he is an active calf that likes to run around while the keepers shower him," she added.

The Malayan tapirs are part of a regional conservation breeding programme as they are considered an endangered species.

In fact scientist estimate that there are only about 3,000 of these precious creatures left. 

All the more to celebrate Bintang's rare birth!


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