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Taipei Zoo Event to Raise Awareness on Tapir & Biodiversity

Taipei Zoo will be holding a series of activities to celebrate “World Tapir Day--Love the Earth” from April 17 through 30. This is an unprecedented initiative combining the observance of World Earth Day (April 22) and World Tapir Day (April 27) to raise awareness on the importance of biodiversity conservation.
The Zoo invites the public to take part in the online activity ‘Biodiversity is US’ (https://www.thunderclap.it/projects/24795-stand-up-for-biodiversity)—held by World Association of Zoos and Aquariums. Participants can show their support by sharing with friends on social media about their action to preserve biodiversity. Those who take part in ‘Love the Earth activity’ (http://goo.gl/lxEzZQ) by posting a theme-related picture on their Facebook page will also have a chance of winning prizes. The two activities will run until April 30.
During Tapir Week (April 22 to 27), individuals can visit the Zoo and complete a Q&A challenge to receive a set of cute stickers featuring black and white animals. At 11 AM on April 25, stop by the plaza in front of Asian Tropical Rainforest Area to attend an educational session with care-takers of Malayan Tapirs and learn more about the animal!
According to the Zoo, the Malayan Tapir ‘Moshu,’ which was born in May last year, has grown up to resemble the appearance of her mother ‘Maya’—carrying a distinctive black and white color. Visitors should not miss out on the chance to witness the intimate interactions between parent and child.
As tapirs have been listed by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) as endangered or vulnerable species, the World Tapir Day aims to call upon the global audience to help protect natural resources, ensuring the species’ survival.