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Picture by Katia Impelitieri. Feb 2009.

Tapir, Corcovado Park

Tapirs are piglike animals with long legs, an extended trunk and relatively streamlined bodies. Baird's tapir ? the largest of the tapirs ? has short, dark bristly hair with a light-colored chin and throat. It can be found in the forests of Central and South America, feeding on plant parts near freshwater sources. Baird's tapir are endangered throughout their range due to hunting and habitat destruction.
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