In Belize zoo
Several tracks seen along muddy sections of trail between Valle del Silencio refugio and Jardin Natural in Parque Nacional La Amistad, Costa Rica.
Sleeping in a shaded waller. Medium sized one, guide told us.
Huella de tapir
At the Los Amigos Biological Station.
PRN Ucurari PNN Los Nevados. That time we saw three in five days.
IUCN Status: Vulnerable
Pop. trend: decreasing
on the left: foot print
on the right: the only photo I was able to get from a tapir in wildlife
Brazil, Southern Pantanal, Miranda, November 5, 2011
Whilst traveling down the canal to conduct a bird survey, we were very fortunate to watch this adult swim across the 10m wide canal, wander along the bank before swimming back across the canal, disappearing into the forest undergrowth.
A tapir (/ˈteɪpər/ TAY-pər or /təˈpɪər/ tə-PEER) is a large browsing mammal, similar in shape to a pig, with a short, prehensile snout. Tapirs inhabit jungle and forest regions of South America, Central America, and Southeast Asia. The four species of tapirs are the Brazilian tapir, the Malayan tapir, Baird's tapir and the mountain tapir. All four are classified as endangered or vulnerable. Their closest relatives are the other odd-toed ungulates, including horses and rhinoceroses.