Our baby Brazilian tapir is now 12 days old and we’ve let dad, Chico, choose the name of his newborn!
Ungulate keepers chose a variety of monikers for the female calf, which we added to apples, before letting 14 year-old Chico choose his favourite!
Watch what he chose in the video below…
The baby was born on May 28 and since arriving she’s been tucked away with mum, Meena, in off-show dens, only making fleeting appearances out in the paddock.
As well as receiving her name this week, the youngster has also started to meet with dad during gradual introductions and so-far they’ve touched noses through the fence!