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Tapirs: Tapiridae - Diet

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Tapirs eat small branches and leaves as well as fresh sprouts. They pull the food from trees using their teeth and their mobile snout. They also eat fallen fruit and water plants. On mountains, they eat in a zigzag pattern and eat just a little bit from each plant. This method of eating keeps food plentiful. If food is out of reach, they will reach up, with hind feet planted firmly on the ground and front feet pushing against rocks or other natural objects. Lowland tapirs have been reported eating stranded fish in the Amazon. Tapirs tend to eat before the sun rises and after it sets.

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over 2 years ago

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almost 4 years ago

The purpose of this text is to show info about the Tapir and all that it does. First I will talk about its eating habits, then its predators, its lifespan, its weight, height, habitats, and area.

Tapirs eat the drupes of the palm Mauritia flexuosa, the aril of the nutmeg Virola oleifera, and the oil-rich fruit of the quindean wax palm Ceroxylon quindiuense. Tapirs eat small branches and leaves as much as fresh sprouts of leafs, trees, and flowers. They pull the food from trees using their teeth and their trunk. On mountains they eat in a zig zag pattern.They eat just a little bit from each plant. This technique of eating keeps food tasty. If the food is out of reach, they will reach up, with their hind feet posted firmly on the ground and front feet pushing against rocks and or other natural objects. Lowland tapirs have been known to be eating stranded fish in the Amazon rainforest. Tapirs sometimes tend to eat before sunrise and after sunset.



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over 1 year ago

This is kind of good.