Malayan tapir, 'Sempurna'. Photo credit: Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren/Woodland Park Zoo.


Wishing a Warm Welcome to Sempurna

April 05, 2024 | 1 minute read

Who is black and white and cute all over? Our incoming female Malayan tapir ‘Sempurna’!

You read that right – we are thrilled to be adding a female tapir to our zoo family! Sempurna (pronounced sem-PURN-uh) is three years old and joined us from Woodland Park Zoo on a Species Survival Plan (SSP) breeding recommendation for our current resident male tapir, 22-year-old ‘Tanuck’. Only time will tell if these two will make a successful breeding pair, but we have our fingers crossed that they may one day contribute to the growth of their Endangered species under human care.

Sempurna is currently completing her quarantine at our offsite Archibald Biodiversity Centre so she won’t be joining us on zoo grounds just yet. Stay tuned for the news of when she will be making her public debut!

Photo credit: Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren/Woodland Park Zoo