Friday, July 14, 2006

In the Field: Patricia Medici and her team capture their second tapir in three days

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A note from Patricia Medici:

Dear Friends,

Just a brief message to let you all know that this morning there was another tapir inside one of our traps!!! Our second capture in 3 days! This time it was an adult male, a large one with an estimated weight of approximately 250 kg. Once again the manipulation went really well and we managed to collect all the samples we need for the epidemiological analysis.

Please continue to keep your fingers and toes crossed and wish us luck!!!! Enjoy the pictures!

You all take care,



Patrícia Medici

M.Sc. in Wildlife Ecology, Conservation and ManagementPhD Candidate, Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology (DICE), University of KentLowland Tapir Project, IPÊ - Instituto de Pesquisas Ecológicas (Institute for Ecological Research)Chair, IUCN/SSC Tapir Specialist Group (TSG)Convener, IUCN/SSC Conservation Breeding Specialist Group (CBSG) - Brasil Regional Network

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