Adult Tapirs can live 25-30 years and are around 2 metres long, weigh 150-300kg and have a very flexible proboscis (nose). They like wet climates and love to be near water, wallowing in mud. To make travelling easier they have three toes on their back feet and four on their front ones.
Now that she’s got her first summer season with us under her belt I asked Vicky Jennings, our new head animal keeper about her work. She always knew she wanted to work with animals and told her parents at the age of three that she would be a zoo keeper one day. Discover how she got her […]
Our Keepers love spending time with guests who are enjoying a Keeper Experience, they have time to share little secrets – like how to tickle a tapir. We were inspiring a radio script writer the other day, when he found Muffins tickle spot. Watch the video of how to tickle a tapir […]