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Endangered tapir gives birth in captivity in Shanghai

A pair of Baird's Tapir, a hog-like mammal native to Latin American rainforests and on the verge of extinction, recently gave birth to a cub at the Shanghai Wild Animal Park for the first time.

Hua Hua and Dong Dong came to Shanghai in 2009 from the Beijing Zoo. In November 2010, Hua Hua was found pregnant.

After 13 months of waiting, Hua Hua delivered a cub on December 19 and proved she was a qualified mother as she started feeding her baby soon after birth, a park official said today.

The cub named Jing Jing is strong and healthy. It can stand on its feet about an hour after birth.

Baird's Tapir are extremely rare in China and can only be found at the Beijing Zoo and Shanghai Wildlife Park, the official said.


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