Tapirs to reduce Japan ‘nightmares’


Endangered animal: Two Malayan Tapirs will be the latest addition to the Nagasaki Bio Park in Japan.

PUTRAJAYA: Two Malayan Tapirs are about to embark on a journey of their lives to Japan, where the animal is regarded as the “eater of nightmares”.

Im, a two-year-old male tapir, and its mate, three-year-old Bertam, will be placed at the world-class Nagasaki Bio Park for 10 years under a conservation programme by Malaysia and Japan.

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