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About: Tengahari

Tengahari, our newest Malayan Tapir, was born on exhibit at 2PM in the afternoon on September 10, 2016. So we decided to name her after the Malay word meaning “Noon”. At 4 days old she weighed 24lbs, at 2 months old she is almost 100lbs, already weighing in at 91lbs. She still has a lot of catching up to do to reach mom’s (“Ubi”) weight at 770lbs. Tengahari loves to swim and never strays away from her mom Ubi.

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Tapir calves weigh approximately 15 pounds at birth. An adult male can weigh up to 700 pounds.

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Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo is operated by the Lowry Park Zoological Society, an independent 501(c)(3) charitable organization committed to excellence in education, conservation and research. The Zoo is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), and is featured among the “Top 25 Zoos in the U.S” by TripAdvisor (2015) and “10 Best Zoos in the U.S.” by Trekaroo (2015). The Zoo is located at 1101 W. Sligh Avenue in Tampa, one mile west of I-275 (exit 48) and is open seven days a week, from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. 

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