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Malayan tapirs in Europe

Discussion in 'Europe - General' started by vogelcommando, 13 Sep 2016.

  1. vogelcommando

    vogelcommando Well-Known Member

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    The birth last weekend of a Malayan tapir at Artis - Amsterdam - the Netherlands brought me to the idea to create a own thread for this rare and threatened species.
    With only 23 European collection keeping this species I was wondering :
    a ) how many specimens are kept at the moment
    b ) how many founders are represented in the European population
    and c ) are there still wild-caught animals in the European zoo-population ?
     
  2. MagpieGoose

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    Malayan Tapir in the UK

    Chester has 2:1 (Solo, Bentong & Margery)
    Edinburgh has 2:1 (Mogli, Baku & Sanang)
    London RP has 1:1 (Hutan & Gertie)

    Not sure on Belfast or Port Lympne
     
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    The latest Z magazine referred to Solo as being female... not sure if that's an error in the magazine or if they made a mistake when first determining gender
     
  4. Nikola Chavkosk

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    I can't find about current, but their number on 31 December 2008 in Europe stood at only 47 animals (23.24), and 1.1 animals from Pretoria South Africa. From here: http://eaza.portal.isis.org/activities/cp/yearbook20072008/37_Tapir_Hippo_TAG.pdf

    They shouldn't increased a lot since then because they are slow-reproducing animals, and maybe some 55-60 animals are currently in Europe, and would definitively want to know their status, particularly in North America, and everywhere outside their native range in wild?
     
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    Rotterdam: 2,1 (M Vazan; F Pooh; newborn M Penang)
    Antwerp: 1,1 (M Kamal; F Nakal) - not sure whether or not a youngster is still expected for this year.

    Artis: I'm not entirely sure, but I think there should be three (1,1,1) with the newborn calf.
     
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    Thank you all sofar esp. Nikola Chavkosk for the 2008 EAZA list ! Still no information about wild caught animals in the current population and about founder numbers - anybody an idea ??
     
  7. Bib Fortuna

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    As far as I know, there is only one wild caught Malayan tapir left in europe, a female at Fuengirola Zoo, arrived in 2004.

    There could be more in asian zoos, but i have no idea, if any wild caught MT left in Us-Zoos.

    There were two breeding populations-one before the second world war and the second after it. Please give me a bit time to answer your question about the size of the Founder population. Breeding starts in 1964 at Nuremberg Zoo.
     
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    Howletts/Port Lympne imported 4 animals from Indonesia in the late 80's
     
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    When Zoo Usti got their new tapir in May this year, the article mentioned there are 51 Malayan tapirs in Europe, 29 males and 22 females.

    When Zlin zoo announced the birth of a baby last month, the article mentioned it was one of 6 baby m-tapirs that were born in Europe in last 12 months.

    Population of Malayan tapirs seem to be in expansion in Europe recently.
     
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    Thereare 54 Malayan Tapirs currently in Europe and 7 birds in the last 12 months.

    The animals imported by Howletts and Port lympne were captive bred animals.
     
  11. Bib Fortuna

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    7 Birth ? Where ?

    For 2016, I know Edinburgh, Leipzig, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Zlin and Chester. The 7th calf within 12 month was in Prague ?

    Any birth in the Usa and Asia for 2016 ?
     
  12. Nikola Chavkosk

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    I have just found, that the number of Malayan tapirs in AZA zoos in North America in 2013 was 49 (23.26), from San Diego Zoo Global - so the population number aproximately is equal to that in Europe : Tapir Fact Sheet


    And number of baird's tapirs was impressive 127 animals in 2011 (80 males, and just 45 females!)
     
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    Asia: 1.0 born at Tama Zoo (Tokyo) in May.
    USA: 0.1 born at Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo on 10 September.
     
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    The only remaining wild caught Malayan Tapir in Europe is "Esperanza" at Fuengirola.

    She was caught in Malaysia approx. 2000 and was transfered to Fuengirola 2004 (via Melaka).
     
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    Small video I made myself on Oct. 15 at Rotterdam Zoo of the male-young Penang ( born August 4 2016 ) with his mother Pooh. The father - Vazan - was at that moment in the outdoor enclosure :
     
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