Maruja is a South American tapir, and she arrived to our center on December 2017. Before then, she was a "pet" to an elderly local resident, who upon realizing that they wouldn't be able to properly care for her, did the right thing and contacted RAREC.

Maruja lives in a habitat custom made for her, which has a pool where she likes to swim. Maruja loves the rain, and she loves getting brushed and massaged by our volunteers. Her friendly demeanor makes her very popular with the volunteers and visitors!

Breakfast time for Maruja!
Spa time is Maruja's favorite! She gets brushed, massaged, and showered with attention.
Volunteer Eleyah Melamed from Israel, and Maruja.
Volunteer Maja Krivec from Eslovenia, and Maruja.

Coming soon

TAPIR KEYCHAINS will soon be available! Follow us on Facebook, or watch this space for details!