The Corpus Callosum

Ailton the Tapir


This is a mother Tapir and her offspring, as photographed in the
Hagenbeck Zoo, in Hamburg, Germany.  Ailton was four weeks old
at the time.  The photo is from National


  1. #1 sparc
    October 30, 2006

    Ailton was named after a brasilian soccer player who was playing for the Hamburg soccer team HSV because at birth he was as small and round as Ailton. Ailton had his best times before though when he played for Bremen. He often was nearly invisible during the game. But if a long pass was played he somehow exploded. Iguess on the first 10 to 20 m he was one of the fastest forwards ever playing in the German league.

  2. #2 Carol
    October 31, 2006

    …are we SURE this is the mother? I’m certainly no expert on tapir hind quarters but it sure looks like this one has a generous pair of testicles.

  3. #3 Joseph j7uy5
    November 1, 2006

    …I’m not an expert either, but I suppose the area could be enlarged if she is still nursing.

  4. #4 luis
    January 10, 2010

    tapir o danto

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