Photos contributed by Sarah Cooper (skoop102)
First posted on the Tapirs Google group
December 11, 2008
I thought I would share some photos taken on a recent visit to the Cotswold Wildlife Park, at Burford, England (http://www.cotswoldwildlifepark.co.uk/)
Pictured are the 2 Brazilian tapirs who live at the park, Timmy the male, and Squidge the female.
Also included is a picture of me, stroking Timmy. At the park, the tapirs are very friendly and you are able to stroke them, unsupervised, over the fence.
They share their enclosure with a family of capybara.
Squidge and Timmy and had a baby born this year, but he sadly died. Their previous baby, Belita, has now left the park, and I believe she has moved to a collection in Belgium.
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