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She’s as sweet as tupelo honey

Rare baby tapir thrills zoo staff at Franklin Park

Still sporting the white stripes that will fade in a few months, the baby Baird tapir born Dec. 5 has been named Tupelo by Franklin Park Zoo staff. Tapirs are related to horses and rhinos. Still sporting the white stripes that will fade in a few months, the baby Baird tapir born Dec. 5 has been named Tupelo by Franklin Park Zoo staff. Tapirs are related to horses and rhinos. (Franklin Park Zoo)
By Stefanie Geisler
Globe Correspondent / December 15, 2009

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Life just got a little sweeter at the Franklin Park Zoo. On Dec. 5, the staff welcomed a baby Baird’s tapir to the zoo family. The female is called Tupelo, named for the high-end honey made from tupelo tree flowers because of her “sweet’’ personality. (Full article: 309 words)

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