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Recent observations

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What

Baird's Tapir Tapirus bairdii

Observer

paloma

Date

July 20, 2016 08:58 AM CST

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Description

these were wild, but they are attracted to the structure

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South American Tapir Tapirus terrestris

Date

May 22, 2002

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Baird's Tapir Tapirus bairdii

Observer

origenes

Date

the past

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Tapirs Family Tapiridae

Observer

haitiecology

Date

July 10, 2016 07:34 AM CDT

Description

semi-tame

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Observer

vilseskog

Date

March 18, 2016 03:52 PM ADT

Description

Las Vueltas Eco Lodge

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No photos or sounds

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Baird's Tapir Tapirus bairdii

Observer

evahedstrom

Date

March 18, 2016

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Description

tracks

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Baird's Tapir Tapirus bairdii

Observer

nuvia

Date

May 23, 2016

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Description

estaba descansando bajo la sombras de los al medio dia

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Baird's Tapir Tapirus bairdii

Observer

appffusumacinta

Date

December 11, 2015

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Description

Foto tomada por medio de fototrampeo por Ana Cuj y Vicente Lopez miembros de la Brigada de Vigilancia Comunitaria del Cañón del Usumacinta Ejido Corregidora Ortíz

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Baird's Tapir Tapirus bairdii

Observer

aguilita

Date

May 17, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Baird's Tapir (Tapirus bairdii)

Xcaret - Riviera Maya
Carretera Chetúmal-Puerto Juárez Kilómetro 282, Solidaridad, 77710 Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, México
17 Mayo 2014

Endemic to southern Mexico including the whole of the Yucatan Peninsula, Central America and the northern fringes of South America especially along the Pacific Coast in Colombia and Ecuador, Baird's Tapir is an endangered species and according to our cited source there exist but an estimated 5,500 of these mammals in the wild (as of 2006) with the larger number existing in Mexico. At Xcaret there was a single Baird's Tapir in the enclosure provided for it and this specimen is represented in these images. We wonder how many of the species find themselves in ecological enclosures and out of the wild as efforts may occur to try and preserve the species. Its prognosis in the wild is not favorable according to the source we cite and related sources that were consulted.

We quote verbatim from the Tapir Specialist Group's Web site:

Range: Distributed from Oaxaca Province in Mexico through Central America to the western side of the Andean mountain range in Colombia (the Darien). It occurs in rainforests, lower montane forests, deciduous forests, flooded grasslands and marsh areas.

Characteristics: Up to 1.5 meters long (5 feet) and 250 kg (550 pounds).

Status: Endangered

Conservation threats: The major threats to the species are habitat destruction and fragmentation and hunting throughout its range.

Population Estimate (2006): Estimates suggest that there are less than 5,500 Baird’s tapir remaining in the wild, with populations in Mexico under 1,500, Guatemala under 1,000, Honduras under 500, Nicaragua under 500, Republic of Panama under 1,000, Costa Rica under 1000, and Colombia approximately 250. Populations of Baird's tapir are in a continuing decline.

Behavior
Mating: Primarily solitary, the species forms occasional associations with others and for breeding.

Sounds: Communication is by a range of whistles of different pitch and duration.

Source: "Tapirus bairdii (Baird's Tapir)," Tapir Specialist Group, photographs, description, range map, accessed 2.26.16, http://www.tapirs.org/tapirs/bairds.html

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South American Tapir Tapirus terrestris

Observer

andriy

Date

December 22, 2014

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Malayan Tapir Tapirus indicus

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zanskar

Date

July 26, 2015

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South American Tapir Tapirus terrestris

Observer

nicoolejnik

Date

January 25, 2016

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Description from Wikipedia

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.

No range data available.
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