Our Baird’s tapirs have favorite types of plants to browse on, and Tupi was recently caught on camera with one of his favorite snacks: pepper tree! Despite more leafy branches being available, he… more ›
Did you know that Baird’s tapirs can hold their breath underwater for several minutes? Our tapir care staff recently caught this cute moment with Tessa relaxing in her pool!
Some days being a tapir in a cool pool sounds like the best possible thing to be. Enjoy these three minutes of tapir calmness.
Our two Baird’s tapirs, Tupi and Contessa, are continuing to spend time together in their habitat. Though tapirs are normally more solitary, these ‘dates’ between Tupi and Tessa are important for encouraging breeding… more ›
It’s starting to get hot! Tapirs love spending time in the water year round, but especially appreciate a cool pool in the summer. Today is a great day for anyone to relax in… more ›
Reintroducing our Two Baird’s Tapirs Contessa and Tupi, Reid Park Zoo’s two Baird’s tapirs, were recently reintroduced to each other on habitat at the Zoo. As a mostly solitary species, tapirs usually live… more ›
Some Animals Prefer Social Distancing Primates are very social animals. We rely on each other for gathering resources, sharing knowledge, and providing comfort. But many other members of the animal kingdom are adapted… more ›
Today we’re Bringing the Zoo to You with a special look at our Baird’s tapirs! Did you know that we have two tapirs that call Reid Park Zoo home? Contessa and Tupi help… more ›
The Importance of Species Survival Plans Valentine’s Day is a great time to celebrate some of your Zoo’s lovebirds! We are happy to have multiple pairs of animals that are important members of… more ›
The votes are in – and the tapir calf has been named Toliver. We received THOUSANDS of votes, so we’ll be sending a $3,000 donation from YOU to help protect tapirs in the… more ›