The Brazilian tapir is unmistakable with their snorkel-like prehensile nose! Classified as Vulnerable, this species faces threats of habitat destruction and hunting in the wild. We're home to mother and son duo, Misha and Dexter.
 

How do I adopt a tapir?

First choose the adoption package you wish to purchase frm the options below and then make your animal selection.

Adoptions apply to the species rather than individual animals. This is because some of our animals may move to other zoos as part of breeding programmes. If your adopted species moves, we will advise you and you will be given the opportunity to transfer your adoption to another species.

Please note: Our adoption gift packs are only available for UK delivery.

Adopt a tapir

tapir Adoption Pack - £35 

  • An adopter’s certificate
  • A fact sheet about the tapir
  • Your name displayed in the zoo for 12 months
  • A thank you letter
  • A photograph of the tapir

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Adopt a tapir

Junior Adoption Gift Box - £55

Includes all items within the adoption pack plus:

  • A tapir soft toy* 
  • One junior entrance ticket to Paignton Zoo
  • All packed in a presentation box

*soft toys are subject to change.

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adopt a tapir

Adult Adoption Gift Box - £60

Includes all items within the adoption pack plus:

  • A Paignton Zoo mug
  • One adult entrance ticket to Paignton Zoo
  • All packed in a presentation box

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Adopt a tapir

Glass Adoption Gift Box - £75

Includes all items within the adoption pack plus:

  • Either a glass rhino specially created by Teign Valley Glass OR a glass giraffe specially created from Ngwenya Glass by the people of Swaziland
  • One adult entrance ticket to Paignton Zoo
  • All packaged in a presentation box

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