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Mesker Park Zoo Announces Loss of Animal

The Baird's taipir was one of the oldest in captivity.

Posted: Jan 22, 2021 5:39 PM

Mesker park zoo announced sad news this Friday.

They shared that Huey the Baird’s tapir has died.

Zoo officials tell 44news that Huey has struggled with appetite issues, heart and liver functionality.

At 26, he was one of the oldest baird’s tapirs under human care.

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