(credit: Minnesota Zoo)

(credit: Minnesota Zoo)

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Minnesota Zoo is celebrating its very own historic birth. The zoo welcomed the first Malayan tapir calf born in more than 20 years.

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The newborn female tapir was born at approximately 9:15 p.m. on Saturday, July 20, after being carried by her mother for 419 days.

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The mother, named Bertie, and her new calf are doing well. For now, the calf is off exhibit with its mother but can be seen on a special webcam.

At birth, Malayan tapir calves are typically between 10-20 pounds. They grow quickly and can weigh as much as 450 pounds by their first birthday. Tapirs will reach adult size in about two to three years.

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The Malayan tapir is one of the most endangered animals in Southeast Asia.