Dudley Zoo, Dudley, West Midlands, England ~
February 16, 2010
Ronnie (a young lowland tapir) notices something . . .
. . . which happens to be a capybara nibbling on tree bark.
. . . and the capybara notices Ronnie.
Tapirs are curious . . . so let's check it out.
Even more interesting. I wonder what the capybara was eating. I have no idea if baby tapirs learn in the same way as baby bears, but I watched a movie in which it was shown that baby bears learned which foods were edible by smelling mom's breath while she was eating. I wonder if tapirs do the same thing, or if Robbie was just responding to an intersting odor?
It seems quite fascinating to the baby tapir . . .
. . . though less so to the capybara!
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