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The Colombian Tapir (Tapirus terrestris columbianus) is one of the rarest of its species, having lost more than 97% of its lowland rainforest habitat.
So naturalists were delighted to spot one in November via a "camera trap" set up at the Paujil Nature Reserve.
The presence of the tapir was first suspected by touring birders who found fresh tracks in a stream bed. A few days later, a camera caught a picture of this rare mammal at the Reserve.
The Paujil Nature Reserve is the last protected block of rainforest in the Magdalena Valley of Central Colombia. Since 2008, GreaterGood's charitable partner World Land Trust-US has worked with Fundación ProAves to protect more than 8,000 acres of this exceptional habitat and its diverse populations of birds, reptiles, insects, and mammals.
Support of World Land Trust-US projects is made possible by The Rainforest Site's "Click Here To Give" program and other activities at the website.