Tapir on the loose
So, it looks like he is getting quite comfortable now.
The first time that the trophy cam spotted the Lowland tapir at the ocelot feeder was on November 18, 2016. Luckily for Lotje, the tapir is a vegetarian so his interest goes mainly on what is growing nearby; pine-apples, papaja, guava's or mango's. In the beginning we didn't see him on a regular basis, but nowadays it looks like he is shopping.
The Lowland tapir feels quite comfortable when everyone is sound asleep. So his shopping schedule starts really late; near midnight.
This is also one of the guide's garden by the way. And if you look closely you can see that the tapir is surrounded by pine-apple bushes, a papaja tree and a mango tree. The trophy cam is near a guava tree. So if it is not the agouti during the day, it is the tapir that eats the fruit during the night. For sure no food goes to waste here.
The lowland tapir has quite a huge appearance. Average weight: between 150 - 300 kg (full grown tapir), while a full grown ocelot comes near 10 -15 kg.
Here you see the difference in size between a tapir and Sasha, the ocelot. (the trophy cam is still on the same spot).
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