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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!

 

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

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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...

 

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

 

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Pesky flies...

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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:

 

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

 

 


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