Tapir Holds Her Breath Underwater

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!

More ‘Dates’ for our Two Tapirs

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 ›

Pool Time With a Tapir

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 ›

Two’s a Crowd

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 ›

I Love Zoo

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 ›

Tapir Calf Named Toliver

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 ›