WEST PALM BEACH, FL (WFLX)-- It's time for the first check-up of the Palm Beach Zoo's newest resident. So how do you examine a one-week-old tapir? Very carefully, say veterinary staff.
Zookeepers weighed the Baird's tapir calf, and administered vitamin shots to make sure it stays healthy.
The female calf weighs 28.25 pounds!
After the examination, mama tapir "Alyssa" came over to check on her baby.
The calf is nursing regularly, and since this first medical exam went so well, she may go on exhibit by the end of this week.