Thursday, May 27, 2010

Tapir Tongue

Mountain tapir at the Los Angeles Zoo, by Annemarie Hasnain Los Angeles Zoo ~ March 26, 2010
Mountain tapir (Tapirus pinchaque)
Photos by Annemarie Hasnain

In this unusual photo, the tapir's tongue is rippled like a washboard. I can't do that, can you? The next two photos are also of a mountain tapir at the L.A. Zoo, where this species has been kept since the late 1960s.

Mountain tapir at the Los Angeles Zoo, by Annemarie Hasnain
Mountain tapir at the Los Angeles Zoo, by Annemarie Hasnain
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1 comment:

JM said...

When I was visiting the Manu Biosphere in the peruvian Amazon I woke up at 4am to go and search for tapirs but all I could find were the foot prints. Never saw one of these is the wild... and would love to!

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