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Kabomani(??) tapir, March 2016

Photo taken on the 26th March 2016.

Kabomani(??) tapir, March 2016
devilfish, 27 Aug 2016
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    • devilfish
      Photo taken on the 26th March 2016.
    • Chlidonias
      OH!! I am going to come back to this photo when I have a bit more time, and then do some googling! Exciting if so!
    • Chlidonias
      well I spent some time googling. The only photos I could find of living animals were camera trap photos identified by local hunters as belonging to the species (included in the original description), and one of a young animal captive at Cobija which is apparently of the species.

      So I don't know. The characteristics don't seem settled for distinguishing it reliably from the regular Brazilian Tapir, and internal characteristics are obviously of no help for a photo.
    • Mehdi
      Tbh I would say it is indeed a Kabomani tapir , referring to this picture :


      See , same dark face with practically no white area and top of the ears being white and ''brownish'' mane .

      Brazilian tapirs have a more pronounced white area , some individuals are indeed dark (but most of them are kind of brown) and they have dark manes (for the majority)

      Again I could be totally wrong :D
    • lintworm
      All T. terrestris have white ear tips....

      The mane is intriguing though and the face looks to be shaped slightly different than the zoo tapirs I have seen in Europe.
    • Chlidonias
      I'm confused by what you are saying? The photo you posted is a tame Brazilian Tapir at Yasuni National Park in Ecuador.
    • Mehdi
      Oops , I should've verified my source , I'm really sorry ...
    • devilfish
      These individuals were much darker and smaller than I expected; I initially thought they might be subadult T. terrestris until I got close enough to get a good look and found that they had a youngster of their own.
    • Chlidonias
      there are a couple of short videos on Youtube of the tapirs, one of which has a keeper for scale. Put "parque jaime duque tapirs" into Google Images and the first two results are the Youtube videos.
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