publication . Article . Other literature type . 2015

Reintroduced Andean Tapir Attacks a Person in the Antisana Ecological Reserve, Ecuador

Castellanos, Armando; Gomez, Leopoldo;
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  • Published: 03 Aug 2015
  • Publisher: Zenodo
Abstract
The mountain tapir (<em>Tapirus pinchaque</em>) is often perceived as a peaceful and quiet animal. This view has been re-enforced by domestication accounts that suggest mountain tapirs can be very docile and friendly after a relatively short time (Crandall, 1964; Gale and Sedgwick, 1968). However, wild tapirs are known to occasionally display aggressive behaviour, which when directed towards humans can cause dangerously deep wounds (Schauenberg, 1969). In our own work, we have observed aggressive behavior by females protecting their calves. (Castellanos, 1994; Downer, 1996; Castellanos, 2013). Farmers have also reported observing tapirs displaying similarly aggr...
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free text keywords: Conservation, Mountain Tapir, Tapir-Human Conflict
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publication . Article . Other literature type . 2015

Reintroduced Andean Tapir Attacks a Person in the Antisana Ecological Reserve, Ecuador

Castellanos, Armando; Gomez, Leopoldo;