Latest Tapir Stories
The discovery of new bones from a large land mammal that lived about 48 million years ago has led scientists to identify a new branch of mammals closely related to modern horses, rhinos, and tapirs.
The Silvacola acares is a tiny hedgehog species that lived roughly 52-million-years ago, during the Eocene Epoch period. Its fossil remains were recently identified by a University of Colorado Boulder-led team working in British Columbia.
the endangered animals Among the mammals particularly in danger are primates, used for bush meat in parts of Africa and facing major loss of habitat in Southeast Asia.
GRAY, Tenn. - On the site of one of the nation's richest fossil discoveries of ancient rhinos, tapirs and other animals from the Miocene Epoch, a combined museum, research facility and visitors center is going up.
- A young chicken: also used as a pet name for children.