April 27th 2008 was the first World Tapir Day.
Photos of the zoo’s tapirs that we took that day are on my Flickr page, or there’s a post about them on Semaphore for Ducks.
More importantly, especially for the tapirs, Transreal Fiction took the plunge and sponsored the zoo’s tapirs!
The zoo is actively engaged in tapir conservation projects although the Transreal sponsorship is really meant to help towards the upkeep of the Edinburgh ones… The picture is of my first annual certificate but the sponsorship is still in place.
Raffles, the shop tapir, is very pleased!