Safari surprise: A Tapir is born

Ramat Gan Safari Park celebrates birth of Papaya, the newest addition to its collection of the endangered South American hog-like species.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
July 21, 2011 19:55
South American Tapir

Tapir animal 311. (photo credit: Tibor Yeger )

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

Excitement spread throughout Ramat Gan's Safari Park two weeks ago when a new addition named Papaya came on the scene.

Papaya, a South American Tapir, was the first to be born at the park since her mother Pasiflora was born there six years ago.

Be the first to know - Join our Facebook page.


Staff at the Safari Park were especially excited because South American Tapirs are an endangered species.

The birth of a new Tapir is also interesting because of the fact that the pup's appearance is significantly different from the appearance of the adults.

Adults are dark brown in color and have a large, round body, whereas baby Tapirs have blond streaks throughout their body.

Related Content

Anti-government protesters demonstrate on a street in central Ankara
June 16, 2013
Thousands take to streets of Istanbul, defy Erdogan

By REUTERS