Baird's Tapir (Tapirus bairdii) wallowing in a mud pit in Corcovado National Park, Costa Rica. Photo by Hal Brindley.com

Daily Creature 16: Baird’s Tapir

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Baird's Tapir (Tapirus bairdii) wallowing in a mud pit in Corcovado National Park, Costa Rica. Photo by Hal Brindley.comBaird’s Tapir

(Tapirus bairdii)

The Baird’s Tapir is the largest mammal in Central America! It has an extended upper lip which, when relaxed (as in this photo) resembles a short elephant’s trunk!

Photo: Baird’s Tapir wallowing in a mud pit in Corcovado National Park, Costa Rica. This particular individual was part of a radio tracking study and you can see the radio color around his neck. Photo by Hal Brindley.

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