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The Baird's Tapir Project of Costa Rica
Noel the tapir
December 2004
Home Range
Zone 2
Lot of bananas! And a GPS collar of course.


Noel is Mamasota and Thor's baby from 2004. He is very fond of bananas. In fact he likes them soooo much that he has moved his day bed to the only banana trees near Sirena. That way he can just get up from his mud puddle and get a snack. He is the tapir with a mission. I was hiking down to the Sirena river and along comes Noel. Trotting through the woods, I don't know where he was going but he sure was going fast. It was so good that he could not walk he had to run! BUT... then he smelt the bananas and made a quick diversion to say hello. He has a one track mind!