A tapir escaped from a conservation center at an Indonesian zoo and needed a little help from rescuers when it fell into a nearby palace pond and became trapped.
The female tapir was surrounded by rescuers, who used ropes to make a harness around the animal. The tapir struggled against the rescuers, wiggling its trunk and body and trying to sink further into the water.
The rescuers were eventually able to pull the tapir out of the water and push it into a cage, where it was given leaves to eat and transported back to the West Sumatra Conservation and Resource Center at the Museum of Wildlife and Culture Zoo Bukittinggi in the bed of a pickup truck. Zoo veterinarians examined