Brazilian Tapir Female Skull


The Brazilian Tapir, Tapirus terrestris is generally solitary, and is found near rivers in mesic, transitional, and humid forests. The daily movements of the tapirs produce well-worn paths that are used by hunters to track them.


Brazilian Tapir Female Skull Replica measures 15.4 inches. Brazilian Tapir Female Skull is museum quality polyurethane resin cast. Made in USA. Cast of an original California Academy of Sciences specimen. 2-part skull (separate cranium and jaw). Our precise skull can be used as a teaching tool, museum skull exhibit, home décor skull, or office décor skull.

Brazilian Tapir or Tapirus terrestris also commonly called Amazonian tapir, Maned tapir, South American tapir or Lowland tapir is one of the four recognized species in the tapir family of the order Perissodactyla. It is the largest surviving native terrestrial mammal in the Amazon.

Brazilian Tapir or T. terrestris is dark brown, paler in the face, and has a low, erect crest running from the crown down the back of the neck. The round, dark ears have distinctive white edges. Newborn tapirs have a dark brown coat, with small white spots and stripes along the body.

The Brazilian Tapir can attain a body length of 5.9 to 8.2 ft. with a 2.0 to 3.9 in. short stubby tail and an average weight around 496 lb. Adult weight has been reported ranging from 330 to 710 lb. It stands between 30 and 43 in. at the shoulder.

The Brazilian Tapir or Tapirus terrestris can be found near water in the Amazon Rainforest and River Basin in South America, east of the Andes. Its geographic range stretches from Venezuela, Colombia, and the Guianas in the north to Brazil, Argentina, and Paraguay in the south, to Bolivia, Peru, and Ecuador in the west.

The Brazilian Tapir or Tapirus terrestris is an herbivore. Using its mobile nose, it feeds on leaves, buds, shoots, and small branches it tears from trees, fruit, grasses, and aquatic plants. They also feed on the vast majority of seeds found in the rainforest.

Brazilian Tapir or Tapirus terrestris mates in April, May, or June, reaching sexual maturity in the third year of life. Females go through a gestation period of 13 months or 390–395 days and will typically have one offspring every two years. A newborn Brazilian Tapir or Tapirus terrestris weighs about 15 pounds and will be weaned in about six months.

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Additional information

Weight 9 lbs
Dimensions 15.4 in
Bairds Tapir Facts:

Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Perissodactyla
Family: Tapiridae
Genus: Tapirus
Species: T. bairdii
Binomial name: Tapirus bairdii