[Tapirus bairdii]
  Habitat: Forests, savannas and swamps
  Length: 6.6’
  Weight: 330-880 lbs
  Average Lifespan: 20 years
  Gestation Period: 400 days
  Number of Young: 1
  Conservation Status: Least Concern

 

 

- Baird's tapir is primarily nocturnal (active at night)
- Infant Baird's tapirs are hidden in secluded locations while their mothers forage for food and return periodically to nurse them
- The largest native land mammal in both Central and South America
- Have four toes on each front foot and three toes on each back foot

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