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 ›
The Zoo’s tapir calf has his very own “baby pool,” and he got some supervised swim time this week!
Reid Park Zoo’s Baird’s tapir, Contessa, gave birth to a male calf on Saturday, August 29, at approximately 5:30 p.m. The calf appears healthy, is nursing regularly, and is becoming more active every… more ›
The baby tapir is finally here! After a 13-month pregnancy, Baird’s tapir “Contessa” gave birth to a male calf on January 4. While both mom and calf are healthy, Contessa was not nursing… more ›
How do you pick up branches if you don’t have opposable thumbs? If you’re a tapir, you use your nose! Contessa the tapir enjoys a freshly cut branch on exhibit. Tapirs are herbivores,… more ›