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Vet rushes to defence to misidentified tapirs


Those animals depicted on tickets for Sunday’s (July 16) state lottery are noble, pure-blooded tapirs, not a “hybrid” as stated, a bemused veterinarian has pointed out.

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