mother with baby
Tapir photo © St. Louis Zoological Board of Control
There were not many Baird's tapirs in zoos in 1942. This postcard gives a rare glimpse of one such historic exhibit. The front of the card says:
TAPIR AND BABY, ST. LOUIS ZOO
On the back, the species is misidentified. It should say Central American tapir, but here is the actual text:
Edne, a South American Tapir, is shown here with her day-old baby, born at the St. Louis Zoo. The baby's markings will fade out and disappear by the time it is six months to a year old.
All tapirs are endangered species.
Saving tapirs helps save the rainforest.
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