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Baird's Tapir

Tapirus bairdii


This Baird's Tapir was about 2 meters longs, and was seen looking for fallen fruit and leaves on the rainforest floor. It didn't seem to mind us - it went by its own business like we weren't there.


Rainforests of Central America, mainly around rivers and water holes.


Spotted in Corcovado National Park, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica

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Thank you soooooo much for choosing our photo! It was amazing to spot this beautiful beast!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 4 years ago

Congratulations Y&S. Amazing animal.

AshleyT 4 years ago

Congrats Yaniv and Sarit Wainer, your splendid Baird's Tapir placed 3rd in the mammal category for the Best of 2015! Here is the link for the '2016 Best Wildlife Photo' mission so you can add more fantastic spottings for this year!


Wow, thanks Lisa! We're honored to be on the top 10!

LisaPowers 4 years ago

Congrats Yaniv and Sarit Wainer', your unusual Baird's Tapir has made the top 10 mammal spottings in the '2015 Best Wildlife Photo' mission! Rangers are voting on the top 10 mammal spottings, and the top 3 will be announced on February 6th. The top 3 spottings will be commented on here on the site, but make sure you keep a look out on our Facebook app page for the announcement as well! Congratulations on making the top 10!

Great capture Yaniv and Sarit Wainer,congrats on the well deserved SOTW and thanks for sharing


triggsturner 5 years ago

Great job Yaniv and Sarit. Congratulations.

Frederic Ansermoz
Frederic Ansermoz 5 years ago

Nice one!

Desmond.E.S.O 5 years ago

Well Deserved, Spotting!

Congratulations Yaniv and Sarit!

Thank you very much for selecting our spotting! :-) The credit must go to the friendly tapir...

AshleyT 5 years ago

Congrats, what an awesome encounter!

Yasser 5 years ago

Congratulations! This exciting encounter was selected as our Rangers' Spotting of the Week! Although I've been to Costa Rica a few times, I've never had the chance to visit Corcovado. I hope to make it there one day, but until then, I'll have to settle for your awesome photos. Thanks for sharing and congrats again!


Dilan Chathuranga
Dilan Chathuranga 5 years ago

Congrats Yaniv and Sarit Wainer!!!

LarryGraziano 5 years ago

Great series!

Fyn Kynd
Fyn Kynd 5 years ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

Cassie456 5 years ago


Diaz José Miguel
Diaz José Miguel 5 years ago

So great! congrats!

Thanks, Jae!

Jae 5 years ago

Great photos, Yaniv & Sarit.

Puntarenas, Costa Rica

Spotted on Mar 13, 2015
Submitted on Apr 20, 2015

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