WE’VE BEEN A bit slack here at TheJournal.ie HQ in the past month in terms of our animal slideshow output.
But we’re getting back on track…starting right now with these photos of the newest arrival at Dublin Zoo.
The team at Phoenix Park are celebrating the birth of a Brazilian Tapir who was born early on Tuesday, 5 June to mum Rio and dad Marmaduke. He is the pair’s first calf together. Rio is a first-time mum but Marmaduke is a bit more experienced…he has now fathered 17 (17!) calves.
“We are delighted with the birth of the tapir calf,” said Eddie O’Brien from Dublin Zoo. “Mum and calf are doing very well and we are really happy with how well Rio is doing as a first time mum. The calf was up and about quickly after he was born, he is really inquisitive.”