WHAT'S HOT: Aww! Zoo welcomes baby South American Tapir

In case you are wondering what exactly a tapir is -- it is a pachyderm that is closely related to the horse and rhinoceros.

News 12 Staff

May 25, 2022, 11:49 AM

Updated 781 days ago

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The Brookfield Zoo in Illinois welcomed a South American Tapir calf.
In case you are wondering what exactly a tapir is -- it is a pachyderm that is closely related to the horse and rhinoceros.
The 11-year-old mom Sorghum gave birth to the 20-pound baby Sunday.
The unnamed calf should reach its full size at about 18 months old.
The public will be able to see mom and baby at the zoo starting Thursday.


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