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Simon Hampel

Tapir - Dec 2003

Tapir - Dec 2003
Simon Hampel, 25 Jul 2008
    • PAT
      How many brazilian tapirs are there in Australia and are there any hopes for breeding?
    • LOU
      Adelaide Zoo - 0.2
      Mother and daughter
      Mogo Zoo - 1.1
      Mother and son
      Western Plains Zoo - 2.1
      Mother and son and another male
      Taronga Zoo - 0.1

      No breeding can occur within the current population without reaching high levels of inbreeding. Importation is needed very soon but i'm unaware of any plans.

      :)
    • PAT
      I hope an import does occur because they are the only tapirs we have left seeing as what happens with malayans over here. :(
    • jay
      A couple ofyears ago mogo had at least four.
    • phoenix
      mogo got melbournes tapir - which they sent there in favour of malayan a tapir which that promptly went blind was taken off display and never received a mate.

      i'm pretty sure that there was only ever 3 however. a pair and their male offspring. off my head they have a mother/son now.

      i have absolutely zero knowledge why there is no progress on the tapir frontier. but i'm going to guess that there is no IRA currently approved for them.
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