Bairds Tapir Skull Replica measures 15.7 inches 40cm. The Bairds Tapir Skull Replica is museum quality replica polyurethane cast. Made in USA. Polyurethane cast of an original California Academy of Sciences specimen. 2-part skull (separate cranium and jaw). Tapirus bairdii is the scientific name. Our precise skull can be used as a teaching tool, museum skull exhibit, home decor skull, or office decor skull.

The Bairds tapir or Tapirus bairdii, also known as the Central American Tapir, is a species of tapir native to Mexico, Central America and northwestern South America. It is one of four Latin American species of tapir.

Bairds tapir or Tapirus bairdii has a cream-colored marking on its face and throat and a dark spot on each cheek, behind and below the eye. The rest of its hair is dark brown or grayish brown. This tapir is the largest of the four American species and the largest native land mammal in both Central and South America.

The gestation period is about 400 days, after which one offspring is born. Multiple births are extremely rare. The babies, as with all species of tapir, have reddish-brown hair with white spots and stripes, a camouflage which affords them excellent protection in the dappled light of the forest. This pattern eventually fades into the adult coloration.

For the first week of their lives, infant Bairds tapir or Tapirus bairdii are hidden in secluded locations while their mothers forage for food and return periodically to nurse them. Later, the young follow their mothers on feeding expeditions. At three weeks of age, the young are able to swim. Weaning occurs after one year, and sexual maturity is usually reached six to 12 months later. Bairds tapirs or Tapirus bairdii can live for over 30 years.

Bairds tapir or Tapirus bairdii may be active at all hours, but is primarily nocturnal. It forages for leaves and fallen fruit, using well-worn tapir paths which zig-zag through the thick undergrowth of the forest. The animal usually stays close to water and enjoys swimming and wading on especially hot days, individuals will rest in a watering hole for hours with only their heads above water.

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Additional information

Weight 9 lbs
Dimensions 15.7 in
Bairds Tapir Facts

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Perissodactyla
Family: Tapiridae
Scientific name: tapirus-bairdii
Scientific name: tapirus-bairdii
Genus: Tapirus
Species: T. bairdii
Binomial name: Tapirus bairdii
Conservation status: Endangered – An endangered species is a species which has been categorized as very likely to become extinct in the near future. Endangered as categorized by the International Union for Conservation of Nature Red List.


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