DENVER (AP) — Staff at the Denver Zoo say they used "mouth to snout rescue breaths" to save the life of a newborn Malayan tapir that was having problems breathing.
The Denver Post reports the mother, Rinny, was having trouble giving birth last month, and a staffer freed the newborn from its amniotic sac. A staff member then breathed into the calf's snout and helped it get liquid out of its lungs.
Zoo officials say Rinny and the baby tapir named Dumadi are doing fine.
Rinny joined the zoo in November 2010 and lives in the new elephant exhibit. She made news in June when she escaped by squeezing through the cables around her enclosure. A fence separated Rinny from guests.
Fewer than 2,000 Malayan tapirs are believed to live in the wild.
Information from: The Denver Post, http://www.denverpost.com
Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Last week’s early-winter storm canceled school, closed roads, and put the Toys-for-Tots program in Sullivan County in unprecedented danger just weeks before Christmas.
Two dog lovers want answers tonight after they found a litter of pups freezing in Saturday's snow. It happened at the Terre Haute Humane Society. It's grim reminder of why pet owners should make cold pets a priority.
On Wednesday evening just before 6:00, Flora Assistant Police Chief Guye Durre was struck by a semi on Highway 50 and North Stanford in Flora while in his squad car.
Hoosier Lottery fans will have a shot at winnings multiple millions this week.
A Parke County accident kills one, and sends another to the hospital.
Court Documents show what led to the murder of 17 year old Devan Burris of Washington, Indiana.