He says goodbye to tapir Morse at the zoo with a grand celebration. His new home will be Nuremberg, Germany
The young tapir, who was born last year, was named after the founder of Morse code, Samuel FB Morse. The inspiration at the time was his dotted furwhich every chabra tapir has. Today we do not find any dots on his fur, he is already an adult black-gray color, but saying goodbye to him will be in the spirit of Morse code.
“Visitors will have the opportunity to learn the secrets of communication in Morse code on Saturday, but they can also write a message to our male on his way to the Nuremberg Zoo. Exactly at 10.00, there will be broadcasts of his relocation, “Dana Alena Maděrová, a spokeswoman for the Prague Zoo, invites visitors.
The program will be full throughout the day. The morning broadcast will be followed Morse code workshop, in which an experienced radio operator and collector of telegraphs and radiotelegraphs introduces visitors to the secrets of the Morse code and introduces the devices for its transmission. I will also miss art workshops or guided tourswhich will take place for tapirs throughout the day in every full hour.
Breeding chabra tapirs in zoos is a real rarity. There are currently only forty individuals in Europe and two Prague tapirs and at the same time Morse’s parents – Indah and Nik – are among the few Čabrak tapirs in the Czech Republic. It is definitely not a common breeding, in European zoos they are born as a result of four cubs a year. In recent history, the Prague Zoo joined the European Breeding Program (EEP) of Čabrak tapirs in 2010.
A young female South American tapir was born on April 29 this year. In the photo with his mother female Taluen.
Author: Petr Hamerník, Prague Zoo