Meet Our Animals > Baird’s Tapir
Quick Facts
Native to Belize, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Southeast Mexico, Nicaragua, and Panama
Primary Diet Grasses, aquatic vegetation, leaves, buds, and fruits of low-growing shrubs.
Adult Weight 525 to 880 pounds
Lifespan 30 years
Status Endangered

Baird’s Tapir

Baird’s tapir are the largest indigenous mammal in Central America and are well known for their elongated, flexible upper lip that is extended into a proboscis, resembling a shorter version of an elephant’s trunk.


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Northwestern Mutual Family Farm

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