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(Fox 32 Chicago)   Ugly ass baby tapir born at Brookfield Zoo   (fox32chicago.com) divider line
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302 clicks; posted to D'awww » on 25 May 2022 at 2:20 PM (11 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-05-25 5:30:33 PM  
 
2022-05-25 6:02:57 PM  
Was at Brookfield Zoo a few years ago, in the Pachyderm House, viewing the tapirs there (they are not pachyderms), and lamenting the zoo's loss of its Asian and African elephants.  When lo, and behold, the male tapir's penis became visible and it greatly resembled an elephant's trunk.  'Twas a poor substitute
 
2022-05-25 6:03:00 PM  
Ftfa: "Tapirs have thick sin, are excellent swimmers, and can run fast in short bursts."

One of these things are not like the others
 
2022-05-25 10:50:37 PM  
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2022-05-25 11:45:31 PM  
I love their crazy markings.
 
2022-05-26 5:10:04 PM  
Zookeepers reported that they new it was a baby tapir because the front end was so much smaller than the back end.

Alternately,

Thery knew they had a baby tapir on hand when they found this in the tapir exhibit:
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