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1 September 2002 Habitat Use and Diet of Baird's Tapirs (Tapirus bairdii) in a Montane Cloud Forest of the Cordillera de Talamanca, Costa Rica
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Results from 24 transects showed that tapirs were less abundant in areas with higher human presence. They also preferred less steep areas, especially as browsing sites. An analysis of feces showed that fibers were the largest component (40–55%) followed by leaves (10–30%) and twigs (15%). Bamboo (Chusquea spp.) was found in all samples and probably accounts for the high proportion of fibers. Twenty-seven plant species were identified to be eaten by tapirs.

Mathias W. Tobler "Habitat Use and Diet of Baird's Tapirs (Tapirus bairdii) in a Montane Cloud Forest of the Cordillera de Talamanca, Costa Rica," BIOTROPICA 34(3), 468-474, (1 September 2002). https://doi.org/10.1646/0006-3606(2002)034[0468:HUADOB]2.0.CO;2
Received: 15 March 2000; Accepted: 1 November 2001; Published: 1 September 2002
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