Happy World Tapir Day!

April 27, 2010

Tapir Day!Today is World Tapir Day, dedicated to these magnificent creatures which have delighted us for many years. Sadly, all four species of tapir are currently endangered and facing extinction, so the good people behind World Tapir Day have taken it upon themselves to raise awareness about them and their plight.

If you want to help conserve tapirs for future generations, please donate to the World Land Trust, this year’s World Tapir Day beneficiary. You can do so either by heading directly to the donation page, or by sponsoring our very own Ed ‘BongoBoy’ Stern‘s Trundle for Tapirs. Any contribution, no matter how big or small, will go along way towards saving our snuffling friends.

Also, many zoos around the world are hosting tapir-related events and activities this week. Check out our events list to see what’s happening where.

Lastly, gaze upon this video from Adelaide Zoo, which neatly sums up what this day is all about: