Paignton Zoo Environmental Park has welcomed a crop of early summer babies. Among them is this Capybara, getting a nuzle from mom, who was born on May 15. The Capybara hails from South America and is the largest rodent in the world. To aid them when in water, where they go for tender greens to eat and to beat the heat, they have webbed feet and thick fur -- and their eyes, ears and nose are positioned high on their head which they hold above the surface.
Just five days later, this Brazilian Tapir was born, on May 20. The Tapir uses its short, trunk-like nose to sniff its way through the forest, to pull leaves and shoots towards its mouth and as a snorkel - they love water and are excellent swimmers.
And a Bornean Orangutan baby came into the world on April 11. In the wild, Orangutans are threatened by hunting, the pet trade and the destruction of its rainforest habitat. Their forest home is rapidly being replaced by palm oil plantations due to a massive demand for this product in many of the foods we eat. You can help by looking at labels and switching to products that don't use it.