The Bergen County Zoological Park at Van Saun Park in Paramus, New Jersey will celebrate World Tapir Day on Friday, April 27, 2012.
World Tapir Day has been established to raise awareness about the four species of tapir that inhabit Central and South America and South-East Asia. Each of the four species is in decline, including the Baird Tapir which are on exhibit at the Bergen County Zoo. It is the largest mammal of the Americas and is facing a similar threat of extinction in its home range in Central America.
The event is free and open to the public.
Schedule of Activities:
11:00 am – Keeper chat/feed and enrichment demonstration
12:30 pm – Story time in the Amphitheatre
1:00 pm – chat/feeding
2:00 pm – story time in the Amphitheatre Fact sheets, coloring pages and stickers will be handed out to visitors. Docents and staff will be on hand at the exhibit to talk to the public.
For more information, call 201-262-3771 or visit http://www.co.bergen.nj.us/bcparks/Tapir.html.
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