Kaset Sudecha, who works in the pet clinic at Kasetsart University’s Animal Hospital, said tapirs are the result of 20 million years of evolution and are anything but a hybrid.
But the tickets issued by the Government Lottery Office identify the pair depicted as a “hybrid”.
Kaset speculated that the ticket designer might have been confused by the animal’s Thai name – som set – which translates literally as “cross-bred”.
Published : July 13, 2017
By : The Nation