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Last Updated: Thursday September 02 2010 15:33 GMT

Tapir birth celebrated after bug

Mendoza the five-week-old tapir

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Meet Mendoza the baby tapir, who's recovered after catching a tummy bug just days after he was born.

Tapirs are related to rhinos and usually live in rainforests in South America.

When a tapir is born it has markings on its body that make it look a bit like a humbug sweet. The markings act as camouflage in the wild and will gradually disappear as the tapir grows older.

Watch the clip to see five-week-old Mendoza and his mum at the zoo in Kent, where he was born.

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