Mazel Tov is in order for a special new mother in Ramat Gan.
A rare Brazilian tapir, “Pessiflora”, has given birth to a son at the Ramat Gan Safari Park.
Father, Meir, has been moved to a separate enclosure until he overcomes his jealousy for the new arrival.
The unnamed baby was born after a 13-month pregnancy and is enjoying the attention of his mother and older sister, Papaya.
He was born with white stripes which will fade as he matures.
About the Author: Malkah Fleisher is a graduate of Cardozo Law School in New York City. She is an editor/staff writer at JewishPress.com and co-hosts a weekly Israeli FM radio show. Malkah lives with her husband and two children on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem.
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