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Denver Zoo Celebrates The Birth Of Endangered Malayan Tapir Calf [PICTURES]

There is another new baby at the Denver Zoo

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Denver Zoo is celebrating the birth of an endangered Malayan tapir calf. The male calf, named Baku (Bah-koo), was born to mother, Rinny, and father, Benny, late in the evening on April 29, and is only the second birth of his species at the zoo. Baku will remain behind the scenes in Toyota Elephant Passage while being cared for by his mother until they are comfortable enough to venture outdoors. Until then, visitors can see live, closed-circuit video of Baku on monitors inside Toyota Elephant Passage.

“Baku” is the Japanese word for tapir. Baku are also supernatural spirits in Chinese and Japanese folklore that take children’s nightmares away and protect against evil. They are often depicted as having some tapir-like physical characteristics.

[ Denver Zoo

Mom and baby...

WATCH: Denver Zoo welcomes second-ever endangered Malayan tapir

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05/07/2014 2:30PM
Denver Zoo Celebrates The Birth Of Endangered Malayan Tapir Calf [PICTURES]
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