Scientific Name: Tapirus bairdii
Distribution: Central America from southern Mexico through the Central American States along the Pacific coast-line to Equador and Columbia.
Habitat: Swampy and mountainous forests.
Description: Characteristic Tapir, with its trunk-like nose. General colour greyish brown with pale underparts, sides of head and throat. Very thick skin. Baird's Tapir is the largest of the 3 American Tapirs. Little known.
Hunting available in: Totally protected, due to excessive hunting. Washinton convention list 1.