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 large tapir I came across right after seeing a margay! It was an incredible night.
Baird's Tapirs (Tapirus bairdii) are an endangered species and normally very secretive. Corcovado National Park, Costa Rica
A wild male Baird's tapir lying under some trees along the beach in front of Sirena Station. The tapir is wearing a radio-tracking collar which biologists had attached at some point. Many of the tapirs within Corcovado National Park have collars.
Tapir tracks on the Los Fierros pampa road.
Camera trap photo taken in dry creekbed, just east of Los Fierros pampa in the forest.
Note all the ticks on the tapir's face.
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.