Taxonomy: Tapiridae (Tapirus bairdii)
Spanish Name: Danta
Conservation Status: Endangered; decreasing
Lifespan: 25-30 years but more research is needed
Distribution: Mexico to Northeast Ecuador and Northern Columbia. Sea level up to 3,600 meters.
Habitat: Forests; moist and dry. Secondary forests but always near to a freshwater source. Tropical rainforest.
Behavior: Mexico to Northeast Ecuador and Northern Columbia. Sea level up to 3,600 meters.
Weight: 150-300 Kilograms
Diet: Foliage and seeds of many plants. Seed dispersers.
Reproduction: 390-400 Gestation period, 1 offspring is born and remain with mother for first year of life. Reproduces anytime of the year
Threats: Deforestation, hunting, and diseases from invasive species. Natural Predator - Puma
IUCN Redlist, and Costa Rica Mammals, Eduardo Carrillo Grace Wong, and Joel C. Saenz. 2002. The Mammals of Costa Rica. Mark Wainwright 2007