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  TSG Tapir Photo Collection: Mountain Tapirs

Mountain tapirs occupy the mountainous terrain of Colombia, Ecuador and Peru. They weigh up to 225 kg and can be up to 1.8 meters long. They are an endangered species, and the rarest of the tapir species.

All images are available in the resolution posted below each picture. Image usage guidelines and fees.
Usage and image requests may be made to: Gilia Angell

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Mountain Tapir (Tapirus pinchaque)
Photographer: Diego Lizcano, Los Nevados National Park, Colombia
Photo: mtt-lizcano_08-06

Caption: August 2006, tapir wears a new GPS collar

Resolution:
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h:2048
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DPI: 180
size:2 MB
file type: JPG
Mountain Tapir (Tapirus pinchaque)
Photographer: Diego Lizcano, Los Nevados National Park, Colombia
Photo: mtt-lizcano_08-06

Caption: August 2006, tapir has just been darted after pausing to rest in a river. It is collared with a GPS collar shortly afterwards

Resolution:
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h:512
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DPI: 180
size:1.2 MB
file type: JPG
Mountain Tapir (Tapirus pinchaque)
Photographer: Diego Lizcano, Los Nevados National Park, Colombia
Photo: mtt-lizcano_08-06

Caption: March, 2007. Close-up female mountain tapir, captured for GPS collaring

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DPI: 180
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Mountain Tapir (Tapirus pinchaque)
Photographer: Diego Lizcano, Los Nevados National Park, Colombia
Photo: mt-lizcano4_03-07

Caption: March, 2007. Close-up female mountain tapir, captured for GPS collaring

Resolution:
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DPI: 180
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file type: JPG


Mountain Tapir (Tapirus pinchaque)
Photographer: Diego Lizcano, Los Nevados National Park, Colombia
Photo: mt-lizcano2_03-07

Caption: March, 2007. Close-up female mountain tapir, captured for GPS collaring

Resolution:
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color:RGB
DPI: 180
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file type: JPG

Mountain Tapir (Tapirus pinchaque)
Photographer: Diego Lizcano, Los Nevados National Park, Colombia
Photo: mt-lizcano3_03_07

Caption: March, 2007. Diego Lizcano's research team preparing to dart the animal

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DPI: 180
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Mountain Tapir (Tapirus pinchaque)
Photographer: Orley Ochoa, Llanganates National Park, Ecuador
Photo: mtt-pnl-baby1

Caption: 2005, baby Mountain tapir briefly captured and then released again in the park

Resolution:
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h:480
color:RGB
DPI: 72
size:216K
file type: JPG


Mountain Tapir (Tapirus pinchaque)
Photographer: Orley Ochoa, Llanganates National Park, Ecuador
Photo: mtt-pnl-baby2

Caption: 2005, baby Mountain tapir briefly captured and then released again in the park

Resolution:
w:640
h:480
color:RGB
DPI: 72
size:216K
file type: JPG

Mountain Tapir (Tapirus pinchaque)
Photographer: Orley Ochoa, Llanganates National Park, Ecuador
Photo: mtt-pnl-male3

Caption: 2005, Mountain tapir male, Llanganates National Park, Ecuador

Resolution:
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h:960
color:RGB
DPI: 72
size:600K
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Mountain Tapir (Tapirus pinchaque)
Photographer: Orley Ochoa, Llanganates National Park, Ecuador
Photo: mtt-pnl-male4

Caption: 2005, Mountain tapir male, Llanganates National Park, Ecuador

Resolution:
w:1280
h:960
color:RGB
DPI: 72
size:600K
file type: JPG
Mountain Tapir (Tapirus pinchaque)
Photographer: Orley Ochoa, Llanganates National Park, Ecuador
Photo: mtt-pnl-pair2

Caption: 2005, pair of wild Mountain tapirs, Llanganates National Park, Ecuador

Resolution:
w:1280
h:960
color:RGB
DPI: 72
size:600K
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Mountain Tapir (Tapirus pinchaque)
Photographer: Jaime Suarez, TSG
Photo: mtt-suarez

Caption: 2004?, wild Mountain tapir, shortly after capture by researchers, Colombia

Resolution:
w:1024
h:768
color:RGB
DPI: 72
size: 365
file type:
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