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Mountain Tapir

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The Mountain Tapir is an endangered species found in select regions of South America. Without conservation, the only way we will see these creatures is in a zoo.
  Mountain Tapir in a zoo


Latin Name: Tapirus pinchaque Conservation Status: Endangered
Distribution: Colombia, Ecuador Average Length: 6 feet
Average Height: 2 3/4 feet Average Weight: 400 lbs
Mountain Tapirs can be identified by their all black wooly coat, except for a light patch of fur on their lower lip. One of our world's endangered species, their range extends only into the cloud forests of Columbia and Ecuador. Mountain Tapirs have 4 toes on their front feet, and 2 toes on their rear feet. It is difficult to tell the male and female apart, as they are usually the same size.

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