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Tapir, Brazillian

Scientific Name: Tapirus terrestris

Subspecies: None.

Distribution: From Columbia, Venezuela and Brazil and southwards to Paraguay and northeastern Argentina.

Habitat: Swampy and mountainous tropical forests.

Description: Characteristic tapir, reminiscent of Baird's Tapir measuring up to 1 meter over the shoulder, reaching a total body length of around 2 meters. General colour rufous brown to greyish rufous brown, with a short mane.

Hunting method: Population endangered due to excessive hunting. Washington convention list 2, C1.

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