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Lowland Tapir Sounds from the Hagenbeck Zoo
This clip comes from the zoo's page of animal sounds (click on "Tierstimmen: Flachland-Tapir"). Dr. Gerhard Prenner, Institute of Botany, Karl-Franzens-University Graz, Austria, found this page "after intensive searching" on the Intenet. Many of you have asked us for tapir sounds, and we had none available. Thanks to Dr. Prenner in Austria and the Hagenbeck Zoo in Germany, here they are! Tapirs make many sounds. Most are birdlike chirps and squeals. All species sound basically alike, but some people have noted that the mountain tapir seems to make higher-pitched chirps under normal circumstances.
This cam in Germany is the first public-view tapir web cam we know about.
These are sites where either the entire site or a significant number of pages are devoted to tapirs. There are not many, but each represents a labor of love. These pages have information and links as well as pictures.
IUCN/SSC Tapir Specialist Group
This is the official web site of the IUCN/SSC Tapir Specialist Group, an all-volunteer organization of scientists and conservationists dedicated to the study and conservation of tapirs.
4TAPIRS - Stefan's Tapir Site
Stefan Seitz's research project combines animal behavior under human care and the animals’ attraction for zoo visitors.
The Ultimate Ungulate Page: Perissodactyla
Brent Huffman's site has several pages on tapir species, including pictures and data.
In Spanish: A story by Ruben Nuñez on the Web site of Alain and Christian Debord.
Tout sur les tapirs . . .
In French: All about tapirs, from the Web site of Alain and Christian Debord.
What's a Tapir?
This charming site has sketchbook drawings in "ultramarine and aquamarine, and pale vermillion and yellowed orange," a few pix of Malayan tapirs, and the text of a historic reference by Lee S. Crandall: A Zoo Man's Notebook.
Das Virtuelle Tapir-Museum
This site is in German. It has lots of photos, many taken from books without listing credits.
Animal Diversity Web: Tapiridae (tapirs)
A lot of information with some links to pictures. Their specialty is showing where each species fits into the web of life (classification lists are given and explained). In the case of Tapirus terrestris, skulls and teeth are shown in photographs (click on the Media link at the top of the page for this species).
Tapirs in Zoos and Parks
Your guide to where tapirs are kept.
Brookfield Zoo: Zookeeper Kris's Resource Page
This page links to the Tapir Gallery and Tapir Specialist Group - and it includes a poem by two of our favorite tapir-people friends - Stefan Seitz and Kate Wilson. You can't go wrong! Brookfield Zoo has a link on this page to Brookfield's own tapir info in their "Fabulous Field Guide." This is a wonderful zoo, and we're thrilled to be included in their links! The zoo's main page is here.
Articles and Pages
The home page of Dale Morris, photojournalist, author, freelance travel writer and outdoor photographer. His page features a photo of Dale with a Baird's tapir in Costa Rica. Have a look! The site also links to an article by Dale in Costa Rica Traveller on Charlie Foerster's Baird's Tapir Project in Corcovado National Park.
Environmental Literacy Council
This well-organized site has included an informative page on tapirs. They used one of our photos (with permission!). We're happy to loan them for a good cause.
Online Tapir Game!
The world's first and probably ONLY online tapir game! You'll need Shockwave to play it, but you can download that from the site. This game uses the imagery of the tapir as an eater of dreams (usually nightmares) from Japanese mythology. Tapir fan Chris Anderson sent us the URL. His girlfriend, Kirsten Munson, made the game.
A tapir character in a text-based roll-playing game. Julia "Kiopa" Hedrick, the game creator, calls this "A free hengeyokai (Japanese shapechanger) online text role-playing game, running on a powerful ProtoMUCK database. Ghost Hokkaido will offer several classes and races of playable hengeyokai characters to choose from." Click on the link to see a tapir in a BEAUTIFUL kimono!
Odds and ends
A tapir hand and glasses warmer at Burgers' Zoo in Arnhem, Netherlands
You have to see this.
This site has a "3D recon, front and rear views" of a lowland tapir's skull. Don't bother to ask our suggestion for next year's Halloween mask, because this is it! From the link above, you'll have to start looking for the tapir. Start with "Image Folio," then "Paleontology/Biology." I tried to link to the tapir, but the link doesn't "stick."
For pictures in the Tapir Gallery, see Tapirs in Pictures.
See April the Tapir on film!
. . . On the Belize Zoo's web site.
FotoSearch Tapir Photos
Sock images (for purchase) include the tapir.
Günter Möller's Collection of Tapir Prints
Stamps and more.
Clark Erickson's Homepage
As part of his job as curator at the Department of Anthropology, University Museum, University of Pennsylvania, Clark travels to South America. In the photo, he scratches Antuka (the tapir) at the Beni Biological Station in Bolivia.
A tapir that wandered into camp
This tapir was anything but shy! Chris Moeller gets up close and personal with a banana-loving critter of the jungle.
Dave Maher's "pet tapir"
This is a remarkable photo! Notice the tapir's reflection in the water. Also, the transverse nostrils, nearly closed; helpful when submerging. About this photo Dave says: "'My pet tapir' came about when I was in Belize for a few weeks in January 1993 for an ecology research trip. We travelled the countryside of Belize, visiting nature preserves and eventually crossing the border into Guatemala for a tour of the Mayan ruins of Tikal and a few others. The tapir in the photo was found in a nature preserve, at first having a fit at his new visitors - grunting, stomping around, etc. Eventually, he warmed up to us, starting swimming and at the peak of it all, gave us a *big* smile. I just happened to take the photo at the right time - it was my favorite!"
A baby Malayan tapir at the Lowry Park Zoo
A very young tapir with stripe-and-spot pattern intact.
A national symbol!
"You Better Belize It! National Symbols"
The first photo on this page is a toucan - the second is a Baird's tapir. Note the jutting shoulder blades. I haven't noticed this on any other species of tapir.
A Midsummer Night's Tapir
We expect this has something to do with a Japanese folk tale that says a tapir can steal dreams.
Again the word "tapir" is associated with dreams on a Web page from Japan.
"Missing" plants and animals in the Book of Mormon
Believe it or not, tapirs occasionally make it into discussions about religion in Western civilization.
Creationist Arguments: Java Man
Tapirus indicus enters into a discussion of whether Java Man was ape or human.
Logos, mascots, acryonyms and business names
The Tenacious Tapirs
The Tenacious Tapirs flag football team of Messiah College in Pennsylvania used our T-Shirts for their uniform.
The Theoretical AstroPhysics Including Relativity (TAPIR) group . . .
. . . is part of the Division of Physics, Mathematics, and Astronomy at Caltech.
the Anxiety Panic internet resource
If the logos and description of tapirs seem familiar, they are. The images are a bit altered, but they come from The Tapir Gallery. Panic and agoraphobia are devastating. This page is a gift to many people.
All tapirs are endangered species.
Saving tapirs helps save the rainforest.
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