Monitoring the behavior of a Lowland Tapir while no one is watching.
Trophy cams are quite handy when it comes to study and observe wild life without disturbing or distracting them. I have set up on different spots some trophy cams in Kabalebo and managed to observe some of them. Here you see about the Lowland Tapir.
This Trophy cam was set at the River Cabin Park. Most of the activities are recorded during the night, here we spotted a male Lowland Tapir. He has been seen strolling several times alone, which he didn't mind as he is also a solitary animal.
Since I also know that the Lowland Tapirs are active near the river cabin, I also gather some fruits and vegetables and leave it there for them to enjoy. No food goes to waste and they get some free food too. A win-win situation. I noticed that the female tapir was walking with her young and they both took advantage of this free treat.
But when the male is also visiting this particular spot to eat, the female makes sure that her young is not nearby. Sort of out of protection. The female does eat together with the male and as you can also see, they both enjoy each other presence. The male surely shows his affection for the female too. Gentle giants, I must say.
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