New Windows for the Aspinall Foundation Malayan Tapirs
Aspinall Foundation keepers are over the moon thanks to a very kind donation from a local window firm. Valley Windows Ltd, who are very local to the Port Lympne Wild Animal Park near Ashford in Kent, have generously offered to replace the windows in the Malayan Tapir house, and they didn’t even send round a double glazing salesmen!
As a mark of appreciation to Valley Windows generosity, a commemorative plaque has been installed at the Tapir house, though whether the animals are aware of this kind gesture is anyone’s guess!
Head Keeper, Bob Savill, said –
The windows badly needed replacing, particularly now that we have young Kejutan. The last two winters here have been especially harsh so I am very grateful to Valley Windows for their generosity. Kejutan is the newest addition to our collection, it is imperative that the tapir house is kept at a comfortable temperature for him and the others. In the wild they would be living in a warmer rainforest environment.
The Malayan Tapir is under threat due to loss of their natural rainforest habitat in the wild. The Aspinall Foundation run a captive breeding programme at the Port Lympne Park to help protect the species. Even though the Malayan Tapir is difficult to breed, the park has had nine successful births, an amazing return for all the teams hard work and dedication.
Managing Director of Valley Windows, Rob Child, said –
We were delighted to be able to help out by replacing the windows in the tapir house at Port Lympne. Now the tapirs can be warm and toasty this winter as these windows are A rated and made in our own factory – nothing is too good for these tapirs. It was very thoughtful of the park management to put up a plaque for us.