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tapir

an odd-toed ungulate in the family Tapiridae, with four digits on the forelimbs and three on each of the hindlimbs. It has a short mobile trunk and simple, lophodont molars. It resembles a very large pig, has short woolly, dark brown fur, is 3 ft high and 6 ft long, nocturnal, shy and herbivorous. Called also Tapir spp.
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In 2014 a Telonics[R] telemetry collar (TGW-4570-3 GPS/Gen4 GPS-Iridium collar system) were attached to a young male (> 1 year old) and an adult female lowland tapirs (Tapirus terrestris), in order to monitor their movements.
En el estado de Oaxaca, los registros mas antiguos del tapir centroamericano se encuentran en los municipios de Tapanatepec, Zanatepec (Leopold 1959, Goodwin 1969), en las Lagunas de Chacahua (Webb & Baker, 1969) y en el Istmo de Tehuantepec (March 1994).
Para los ensayos de actividad de lisozima en diferentes concentraciones de lactosuero de tapir se utilizo el metodo turbidimetrico, que mide la lisis de una suspension de bacterias susceptibles mediante la disminucion de la densidad optica.
In Nicaragua, where the animals go by the name danto or danta, the number may be as low as 500, down from 2,000 just a few years ago, according to Proyecto Tapir participants.
Despite having few predators, tapirs are on the EDGE list - Evolutionary Distinct and Globally Endangered.
Julian Chapman, the zoo's veterinary team leader, said: "We are extremely pleased with the arrival of a female tapir.
On September 3, the zoo's senior female Tapir Rinny gave bith to a tiny baby, but keepers watching on CCTV realised she could not break the amniotic sac.
On 24 August, the Economist reported how Chariot's decision, together with farm-out partners, Petrobras and BP, to go ahead with the drilling of the Kabeljou well in late July was paying dividends despite the initial scepticism from investors following the setback on the Tapir South well.
Frequent visitors to lowland mineral licks include tapir (Tapirus terrestris), peccaries (Tayassu pecari, Tayassu tajacu), brocket deer (Mazama americana), paca (Cuniculus paca), as well as several bat species, howler monkeys (Alouatta sp.
With the help of Spanish researchers, an international team of experts has confirmed that not even herbivores like tapirs can replace them.
Drilling of the exploration well on the Tapir South prospect is expected to start soon after the rig arrives on location, which is anticipated at the end of this month.