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People are being invited to celebrate Cumbrian wildlife, at an annual event at St Bees Beach.
Beached Art, organised by Cumbria Wildlife Trust takes place at 11am on 30 July.
It will involve rock pool rambling, face painting, and dolphin and whale watching.
The sand sculptures competition will get underway at 2pm.
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A tapir born at the Lake District Wildlife Park is preparing to leave Cumbria for pastures new.
Alvez is heading off to a breeding programme in the United Arab Emirates in a few weeks time. He's one of a family of four Brazilian tapirs at the Lake District Wildlife Park.
The three-year-old is the first calf of his mum and dad Muffin and Rio, and has a younger brother Zico, born in 2015.
There are four species of Tapirs in Central and South America and South-East Asia. All Tapirs are in decline and their plight is symbolic of the wider threat to their natural habitat in the rain forests. It's hoped that the breeding programme will mean Alvez will soon have a family of his own.
Keeper Leanne Harrington has been looking after the Tapir family since Alvez was only a matter of weeks old. She said:
Alvez was quite a Mummy's boy when he was younger, sticking close by for a long time. Now he has minutes of madness, running around his enclosure. In contrast his little brother is very independent already.
Alvez is quite tolerant of his brother who has a cheeky habit of nipping his older brothers' ankles. They both love having their backs scratched which is great for park guests taking part in Keeper Experiences."