South American Tapir 
South American Tapir
South American Tapir
Scientific Name:
Tapirus terrestris
Other Names and/or Listed subspecies:
Brazilian Tapir, Lowland Tapir
Group:
Mammals
Status/Date Listed as Endangered:
EN-US FWS: June 2, 1970
VU-IUCN: 2008
Area(s) Where Listed As Endangered:
Colombia and Venezuela south to Paraguay and Argentina
 
 

Facts Summary:
The South American Tapir (Tapirus terrestris) is a species of concern belonging in the species group "mammals" and found in the following area(s): Colombia and Venezuela south to Paraguay and Argentina. This species is also known by the following name(s): Brazilian Tapir, Lowland Tapir.

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