My encounter with this Lowland tapir turned into something very special.
Lowland tapirs are seen frequently near the lodge of Kabalebo. Usually while they were travelling. Along their way they like to enjoy all the food nature has to offer: leaves, twigs or grass.
On my way to the river cabin I noticed a tapir standing in our garden where there are young trees planted. At first the tapir was just strolling between the small trees but in the middle of her 'journey' she made a decision.
It looked like she saw me and walked straight towards my direction, but in reality I was just hiding behind one of the branches. If she had noticed me, she would run straight into the bushes. As you can see this tapir was just minding her own business, but mid way her walk she was just craving for something different other than leaves, twigs or grass.
The breadfruit tree (Artocarpus altilis) was nearby and some of the fruits was on the ground. She started to investigate this new object by first smelling it and afterwards started to nibble on it. Kind of spoiling her own taste buds for a change.
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