We currently have two adult Malayan tapirs. The male, Mogli, was born in 2009 and came to us from Dortmund Zoo in May 2012. Our female tapir came to us from London Zoo. Her name is Sayang, which means “love” in Malaysian. She was born in October 2003.
Sayang has given birth to four calves with our previous male, Ka. She had two boys, Vasan and Kamal, and two girls called Indah and Nadira. With our current male Mowgli, Sayang has given birth to another two male calves, Mekong and Baku. All of them have since gone on to other collections to play an important part in the breeding programme.
New Baby - We are delighted to announce that Sayang has given birth to a female calf called Maya on 17 September 2017. Click here to find out more about little Maya.
Location in the Zoo
Our tapirs can be found next door to our rhinos
Breeding Programme Category:
The tapirs are managed by the European Endangered Species programme.