Saturday, June 18, 2011

Tapir rescue

Here in Malaysia, wild animals sometimes roam into residential areas in search of food - probably due to scarcity of it in their natural habitat due to human encroachment in the name of development.

A male tapir was on Thursday rescued from a drain he had fallen into. He must have been in pain - note the wound on the length of his back.

From The Star..
Residents and Department of Wildlife and National Parks officers helping a tapir out of a drain at a housing area in Kempadang Perdana, Kuantan. It was a struggle for the rescuers as the 350kg adult male tapir turned aggressive. It had fallen into the drain late on Thursday and was finally rescued at 8.30am yesterday. The tapir suffered some minor injuries. - Bernama

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