Presenter: Many parents and children flocked to the Taipei Zoo to catch a glimpse of the new Malayan Tapir baby who made a public appearance for the first time.
Mo Huadou, the Malayan Tapir baby, makes her public debut to the delight of the crowd.
Zoo Visitor: “It's so cute. (How is it cute?) Its stripes are cool.”
Mr. Wang, Zoo Visitor:” I visit the zoo regularly to see (how the animals) change and the interaction between parents and their children.”
Mo Li gave birth to Mo Huadou 40 days ago. The zoo says Malayan tapirs lose their baby stripes at around six months. The previous day, Mo Huadou and her mom went for a swim. The activity tired her out.
Weng Shao-yi, Tropical Rainforest Area Director, Taipei Zoo:”The mom took the kids to the neighboring island yesterday. It was a relatively long swim, so it's tired today. It was sleeping on the other island all afternoon yesterday.”
Mo Huadou slept in the following morning and then had breakfast outside. She will not leave her mother's side until she is eight months to one year old. Stamina permitting, she will be on display throughout the day in the future.