Monday, December 7, 2009

It's a boy

Exciting series of photos taken a couple weeks ago: a Baird's tapir! This photo is probably the most "photogenic" of the bunch since his "rear view" dominated, shall we say, the others. Years ago, when we first started research in northwest Belize, tapirs were a frequent sight. They are well protected here in the Gallon Jug Estate, so not quite sure why their numbers seem diminished in recent years. It's great to find him roaming around Chan Chich's River Trail.

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