One of the world's most adorable animals learns to walk

One Of The World's Strangest And Most Adorable Animals Learns To Walk
One Of The World's Strangest And Most Adorable Animals Learns To Walk

The Edinburgh Zoo is celebrating the arrival of an adorable endangered Malayan tapir calf.

Born on May 19, the baby came into the world weighing about 24 pounds, but he won't stay that small for long.

Experts anticipate his size will double in the coming weeks, and before long the animal will tip the scales at over 500 pounds.

As the calf grows, he will lose his striking white markings.

Karen Stiven, one of the keepers at the zoo, said, "The tiny calf is doing very well and, whilst he is staying close to his mother, he has been rambling around a bit on his small shaky legs to explore his surroundings."

Once the animal is old enough, he will become part of the European Endangered Species Breeding Programme.

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