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2013-12-23 23:20:37

An article in the current issue of the Journal of Mammalogy reports on the discovery of a new species of tapir in the Amazon rain forest. The tapir has been considered endangered and vulnerable for much time. Lawrence, Kansas (PRWEB) December 23, 2013 A new species of tapir, an animal considered worldwide to be endangered or vulnerable, has recently been discovered by scientists in the Amazon rain forest in parts of Brazil and Colombia. It is the first tapir discovery since 1865 and 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...

South American Tapir, Tapirus terrestris
2012-05-08 08:05:28

The South American Tapir (Tapirus terrestris) is also known as the lowland tapir or the Brazilian tapir. It is one of four species of tapir and is the second largest land mammal in South America. This tapir can be found living near a water source in River Basin east of the Andes and the Amazon Rainforest. Its northern range includes Venezuela, Columbia, and the Guianas, extending south to Brazil, Argentina, and Paraguay. The western range of the South American tapir includes Bolivia, Peru,...

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penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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