Knowsley Safari Park, Tapirs, 31.7.16

As a group, we created tapir enrichment by cutting up fruit and vegetables and putting them into balls for the tapirs. They have to move them around to get the treats out.

Tapirs are semi aquatic so they enjoy swimming, as seen below they have an awesome area!


The tapirs came from Folly Farm and as they had been kept indoors, the pads on their feet had cracked.

The main issue (again) has been feet! The keepers used coconut butter to moisturise them and now they can swim when they like so this is no longer a problem.    

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