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2008-10-13 00:00:15

By Nisha Sabanayagam KUALA LUMPUR: It was only a matter of time. The gentle pangolin (Manis javanica), found in Malaysia and Thailand, is officially listed as "endangered", under threat of extinction. So, too, the Malayan tapir (Tapirus indicus). Both animals are officially cited on the 2008 Red List of Threatened Species, by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). All species of gibbon monkeys are now also "endangered", from "near threatened" last year. The...


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Mountain Tapir, Tapirus pinchaque
2012-05-09 11:44:29

The mountain tapir (Tapirus pinchaque), also known as the wooly tapir, is one of four species of tapir. This tapir is named after a mythical creature, called “La Pinchaque” that is thought to live in the same areas as the mountain tapir. The range of this tapir is small, including the páramo and cloud forest areas in the Eastern and Central Cordilleras mountains in Colombia, Ecuador, and the far north of Peru. It prefers to live at high elevations between 6,600 and 14,100 feet, therefore...

Malayan Tapir, Tapirus indicus
2012-05-09 08:28:16

The Malayan tapir (Tapirus indicus) is the only tapir native to Asia. It is also known as the Asian tapir. This tapir can be called "cipan", "tenuk" or "badak tampong" in the Malay language. Its range once included Laos, Malaysia, Cambodia, Indonesia, Myanmar, Vietnam, and Thailand, but as with all tapirs, the Malayan tapir is endangered. Animals do not usually hunt these tapirs, although some attacks from tigers have been reported. Human actions such as hunting and habitat destruction are...

Baird’s Tapir, Tapirus bairdii
2012-05-09 08:23:13

Baird’s Tapir (Tapirus bairdii) is native to Central America and northern areas of South America. It is among three species of tapir that is native to Latin America. Baird’s tapir was named after Spencer Fullerton Baird, an American naturalist who observed the creatures in 1843 on a trip to Mexico, even though W. T. White, another American naturalist, made the first documentation of the tapir. Commonly known as danta by people throughout its range, this tapir has been given other...

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endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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