Cutest Baby Animals at U.S. Zoos
Courtesy of Denver Zoo
Dumadi, Malayan Tapir, Denver Zoo
His name means “becoming” in Indonesian, and it’s appropriate for this hardy little guy. When Rinny, the Denver Zoo’s female tapir, gave birth to Dumadi, she couldn’t free him from his amniotic sac. Zookeepers intervened, removed him from it, and when they realized he wasn’t breathing, administered mouth-to-snout resuscitation until he was able to breathe on his own. Today, Dumadi is a healthy calf who enjoys swimming and exploring his habitat, the 10-acre Toyota Elephant Passage.