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Copenhagen Zoo fight for Surviving of the Malaysian tapir June 5, 2009 - "The Malay tapir, the largest of the world’s four tapir species, remained largely invisible to science until recently..."

2007 Bring Lots of Tapir Babies to World Zoos!

Baby tapir and her mother
Paradise Wildlife Park's new baby Lowland Tapir, born Jan. 30, 2007. © Yianna Christopoulos

We're getting news of many tapir births from zoos around the world.

+ Nov 15: Baby Malayan tapir, Belfast Zoo, Scotland

+ August 7: Baby Lowland tapir, Linton Zoo, England

+ July 5: Baby Malayan tapir, Woodland Park Zoo, USA

+ March 16: Baby Baird's tapir, Franklin Park Zoo, USA

+ March 13: Baby Baird's tapir, La Marina Foundation, Costa Rica

+ Early March: Baby Malayan tapir, Edinburgh Zoo, Scotland

+ Jan 30: Baby Lowland tapir birth, Paradise Wildlife Park, England

2007 Title or Topic
December, 2007 Lowland tapirs are the featured animal in Canon's "Wildlife as Canon Sees It" in the December 2007 National Geographic Magazine. View the PDF.
November 24, 2007 Threatened wildlife moving higher up into the mountains, Malaysia (New Strait Times)
November 14, 2007 Fossil news: tapir and rhino bones found at Tennessee fossil dig
November 13, 2007 Meet Belfast Zoo's newest baby: a watermelon on legs (Belfast Telegraph)
November 5, 2007 Malayan tapir "Moe" of the Bronx Zoo is animal of the week on ScienceLive.com
October 17, 2007 Debt for Nature Agreement to Conserve Costa Rica's Forests, includes forests containing endangered Great Green Macaws, jaguar and tapirs (Earthtimes.com)
October 15, 2007 Science Magazine featured our site (172K PDF) in its "Netwatch" column, in its October 15 issue!
October 10, 2007 Peruvians Vote 95% to Save Andean Forests from Mining (Environmental News Service)
October 6, 2007 Latin America Meets to Strengthen National Parks, Protected Areas (Environmental News Service)
Sept, 2007 Digg.com: Tapirs make list of 25 most interesting animals
Sept 13, 2007 Greenpeace Argentina activists stage "sit in" at Yungas Forest Biosphere Reserve (Reserva de la Biosfera de las Yungas) in Argentina, home to jaguars, tapirs and other endangered wildlife (Greenpeace.org)
Sept 10, 2007 American Saves Wildlife, Teaches a Nation About its Heritage, ABC News story about TSG member Sharon Matola who directs the Belize Zoo (ABCnews.com)
Sept 7, 2007 Royal Belum State Park invites developer Emkay to help revamp park and attract more tourists to its pristine 117,500 hectares (which include Malayan tapirs) (The Star Online)
Sept. 1, 2007 Colombia's Newest Park Protects Rare Wildlife, Indigenous Peoples (Environment News Service, USA)
August 28, 2007 Tapir measures up to family life--baby tapir born at Linton Zoo, UK (Cambridge Daily News)
August 22, 2007 Goat Farm 'threatens wildlife' article discusses possible isolation and damage to Parit Forest Reserve, Malaysia, home to tapirs and clouded leopards (The Star Online)
August 7, 2007 DNA analysis promises a new chapter in wildlife management and conservation in Malaysia (The Star Online)
August 5, 2007 Using CSI to combat wildlife criminals in Malaysia, developing a DNA fingerprint library of local species, including tapirs, to nab wildlife criminals (New Straight Times)
July 21, 2007 Tapir bites keeper at Bergen County Zoo, New Jersey USA (North Jersey Media Group)
July 18, 2007 Woodland Park Zoo's endangered Malayn Tapir gives birth, Seattle, USA (Beacon Hill News & South District Journal)
July 16, 2007 Rai Fiction's New Cartoons for Fall, includes character Luisella the tapir, as part of the "Me, Myself and Others" cartoon series, airing in Italy (Animation World Network)
July 10, 2007 Adventurous youngsters from Cockermouth School journey to Guatemala and Belize, to work among Maya and explore jungles in Belize (News and Star.co.uk)
June 27, 2007 New updated Tapir Action Plan launched (IUCN.org)
May 28, 2007 Tupi the tapir getting settled in his new home at Reid Park Zoo, Tucson, Arizona (Arizona Star Net)
May 4, 2007 KKTV's Creatures: Mountain Tapirs, report on Cheyenne Mountain Zoo's Mountain tapirs (KKTV.com)
April 22, 2007 Franklin Park Zoo's Baby Tapir Recovers From Pneumonia and receives new name: Seamus (Boston Channel.com)
April 12, 2007 The Multinational Beanfield War, article discussing impact of biofuel and soybean cultivation growth and deforestation of rainforests in Paraguary (InTheseTimes.com)
April 8, 2007 "The Dreaming Tree," a folktail from Brazil, which includes a tapir character, as told by Amy Friedman who writes and edits the stories syndicated by Universal Press Syndicate each week.
April 8, 2007 Richard Billingham, photographer, shows photos of zoo animals, inlcuding a tapir in his exhibition "From my family ... to other animals" (guardian.co.uk)
April 5, 2007 Boston's Franklin Park Zoo announces new baby tapir naming contest (WHDH TV news site)
April 5, 2007 Reid Park Zoo of Tucson Arizona announces the arrival of Tupi, a 1-year old Baird's tapir from Miami MetroZoo. (Tucson Citizen)
April 4 , 2007 "The Heart of the Mata" profiles Clicaea Ferreira's efforts to grow sustainable and organic soya on her land and restore and protect the mata atlantica forest that remains there. (guardian.co.uk)
April 2, 2007 New Harapan Forest Reserve established in Sumatra, Indonesia. Indonesia's first “Restoration Forest” gives hope to last rainforests in Sumatra (Links to Surfbirds.com)
April 1, 2007 TSG and Houston Zoo's Bill Konstant's efforts to save the Panamanian Golden Frog are profiled in the Houston Chronicle
March 30, 2007 Vasan, a new baby Malayan tapir born at Edinburgh Zoo, Scotland (Fox News)
March 30, 2007 Children's musical features tapir character: "Dora the Explorer's cousin leads a kid adventure" (NorthJersey.com)
March 24, 2007 "Regular ultrasound sessions for pregnant tapir at Singapore Zoo" (Channel News Asia)
March 20, 2007 2,500-year-old Chinese bronze tapir fetches $12Million at auction, a record price for such an artifact. (999today.com)
March 15, 2007 Displaced female Lowland tapir finds new home at Guyana Zoological Park. (Stabroeknews.com)
March 13, 2007 La Marina Foundation in Costa Rica announces Baird's tapir birth.
March 10, 2007 Jackson Zoo Celebrates Zoo Day with Animal Birth. Baby tapir born during annual zoo day and witnessed by hundreds of visitors. (WLBT.com)
March 6, 2007 Dora the Explorer spin-off cartoon for preschool kids "Go, Diego Go" features tapir character in its March 6 episode "Tapir's Trip Home." (AWN news.com). New educational show aims to teach children about science, animal sounds and observational skills.
March 1, 2007 National Geographic UK launches all-animal programming channel: http://www.natgeowild.co.uk/
Feb 16, 2007 Toshogu Shrine in Japan features fantastic animal carvings, including that of a tapir, ... "reputed in Asian folklore to be able to suck out nightmares with its nose." (Japantimes.co.jp)
Feb 14, 2007 Love is in the air for San Francisco Zoo's mountain tapirs. Article describes mountain tapir fertility and captive breeding program at SF Zoo. (SanFrancisco Chronicle online/sfgate.com)
January, 2007 Tapirs are #34 and #80 on the new EDGE of Existence website, a site focusing on Extraordinarily distinct and globally endangered species.
January 25, 2007 Endangered species baby boom at Singapore's Night Safari, including new baby Malayan tapir (Today Online.com)
January 1, 2007 "Protecting our Treasures" article in New Straight Times about Malaysia's parks and protected natural areas. (Nst.com)


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