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Baird's tapir

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Baird’s tapir
Scientific classification
Binomial name
Tapirus bairdii
Distribution of Baird’s Tapir is shown in blue
In red, El Salvador, where it is extirpated.
In yellow, Ecuador, presence is unconfirmed.

Baird’s tapir (Tapirus bairdii) is a species of tapir that is native to Central America and northern South America. It is one of four Latin American species of tapir.

Baird’s tapir is found in the dense jungles of Central America, including southeastern Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Panama, Colombia, and Ecuador.

The animal can be found at altitudes as high as 3,350 metres (10,990 ft).