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Started by brontodocus, April 27, 2015, 09:54:15 PM

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It's World Tapir Day! Time for a walk-around of the Papo Wild Animals (or Wild Animal Kingdom as it is currently named in Papo's catalogue) Malayan Tapir, Tapirus indicus Desmarest, 1819; item No. 50112. Snout-vent length is approx. 110 mm and shoulder height is 57 mm so the scale is between approx. 1:16 and 1:20. The human figure (Minimen "Andreas Köpke") is 1:20 scale.

Sadly, all wild populations of extant perissodactyls are in trouble and the Malayan Tapir (the largest of the currently recognised five extant tapir species and the only one living in Asia) is no exception. Habitat loss (by deforestation) and an increase in hunting are the main threats and IUCN lists the species as "Endangered".

Edit 2017-02-05: Fixed broken image urls.


Papo have done a really nice work with this figure  ^-^.
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Does anyone know where I could find this figure? I'm really struggling finding Malayan Tapirs (  I have got Schleich one.) :)
Don't I take long uploading photos!