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Show us your Tapirs

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#21 offshorebirder


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Posted 06 December 2016 - 07:37 PM

Thanks for resurrecting this thread @inyathi - I just now noticed it for the first time.   Besides sharing your good photos, you gave an outstanding introductory briefing about tapir species!


And wonderful photos - thanks to @SafariChick @michael-ibk @TonyQ and @ellenhighwater.   I did not know baby tapirs were stripey like deer fawns!

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Posted 05 January 2017 - 07:50 PM

I am really excited that I can finally contribute to this thread.  A Tapir has been on my list to see for a long time and it finally happened in the Pantanal last September.


As others have said, there is a nice pond you can stake out at Pouso Alegre.  It was here that we got our very first looks at a Brazilian/Lowland Tapir.  It wasn't a great look what with it being pitch black, but it counts!





Then, later than night we cruised the road at Pouso Alegre and found another Tapir eating right next to the road:







But, we weren't done yet.  As we were leaving Pouso Alegre for our drive to Porto Jofre and approaching the Transpantaneira, we spotted this...




What a thrill it was to watch this Tapir for about a half hour in this pond:






Pesky flies...



I couldn't have dreamed of better encounters than we had at Pouso Alegre.


Our luck continued at Barranco Alto where we saw 4 more Tapirs but only one was close enough for pictures:




I can now cross the Brazilian Tapir off my bucket list.  Now, time to find the other 4 species... :) .



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Posted 04 May 2017 - 07:27 PM

Love the Malayan tapir pics especially---how cool to see that!  I saw two tapirs at Pouso Alegre in the Brazilian Pantanal.  one on a long horse ride on the "back 40" so I snapped a pic using my iphone as quick;y as possible.  We disturbed its spa day in a hyacinth filled pond.  We also saw one at night feeding under a fruit tree:



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