April the Tapir is 30 years old

vlcsnap-2013-04-26-19h52m22s60April the Tapir celebrated her 30th birthday today. April, probably the most famous animal in the country, is also the oldest tapir in the entire world. And as is customary, the Belize Zoo threw April an extravagant party. Tumblers as well as the Belmopan marching band were present to entertained April and her guests. April was brought to the Belize Zoo, when the zoo was just getting started. She was barely alive, but thanks to staff who provided a steady diet and medications -April was nursed back to health. She officially turns 30 tomorrow. April 27th, has been declared as National Tapir Day and World Tapir Day, in honor of April.

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