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 pair, 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.

Please note that the standard animal adoption pack is the only option currently available for the tapir.

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 that 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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