Are you aware that the Malayan tapir is a threatened species? There are less than 2,500 individuals left in the wild, according to estimates. In addition to Malaysia, Thailand, Sumatra, and Myanmar, they also distribute their products in Myanmar.
Due to habitat destruction and hunting, their number has plummeted by half over the previous several decades. The International Union for Conservation of Nature has added this species to the Red List.
Therefore, the birth of a Malayan tapir is cause for celebration. And recently, this has occurred in the Chester Zoo. Here was born an extraordinarily uncommon and absolutely gorgeous Malayan tapir.
The newborn animal was given the name Rony and weighed approximately 11,2 pounds. After 391 days of gestation, he was born to his mother, Margery. His father is referred to as Betong.
Rony is extremely adorable due to his black and white coloring. This small, four-legged creature is impossible to ignore.
“It’s amazing to hear the pitter-patter of tiny, spotted Malayan tapir feet again for only the second time in the long history of the zoo. Mum Margery is exceptional with the infant. Sarah Roffe, the zoo’s team manager, said in a statement, “She is highly attentive but also allows him to explore and find his footing.”