Tapirs Rio and Marmaduke and the staff at Dublin Zoo are celebrating the arrival of their new baby calf.

The male calf was born on Tuesday June 5 and is Rio and Marmaduke's first calf together.

Rio is a first-time mum. Marmaduke, however, has fathered 17 calves to date.

Dublin Zoo team leader Eddie O'Brien said: "We are delighted with the birth of the tapir calf. Mum and calf are doing very well, and we are really happy with how well Rio is doing as a first-time mum. The calf was up and about quickly after he was born - he is really inquisitive!"

Baby Tapir

Baby Tapir

Baby Tapir

Baby Tapir

Baby Tapir

Baby Tapir

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