Birth of wild tapir offers hope for Brazil's endangered ecosystem

Birth of wild tapir offers hope for Brazil's endangered ecosystem Researchers believe the calf was born in January and a second may be on its way Hopes for a recovery of Brazil’s most endangered ecosystem have been given a boost by the first birth of a wild tapir in Rio de Janeiro’s Atlantic Forest for more than a century.Scientists said video clips of the baby tapir proved the initial success of a re-introduction strategy for the threatened mammal, which is often described as “a forest gardener” because it plays a vital role in the dispersal of seeds. Continue reading… Source – Full Article https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/18/birth-of-wild-tapir-offers-hope-for-brazils-endangered-ecosystem