After a series of quarantine and other procedures, the first “Malay Tapir” (also known as Malaysia’s national treasure) in the province will be introduced from Beijing Zoo to the Hefei wild life zoo on September 30.Malayan tapir is included in the “World Conservation Union” (IUCN) 2008 Red List of Threatened Species, and “Washington Convention” CITES Appendix Class I protected animal. Also known as Asian and Indian tapir, they are endangered wild animals. They like to inhabit low-altitude tropical rain forests of Southeast Asia. Malay tapirs are distributed in Malay Peninsula, Sumatra, Thailand, Cambodia and Myanmar.
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