Tapir | Original Painting
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Painted on January 10th 2020 as part of the #sanctuaryjanuary Daily Art Challenge
Acrylic and fine liner on an old vintage playing card
Varnished with Matte Acrylic Varnish for protection
Signed Certificate of Authentication provided
there are 4 known species of Tapir, (the South American Tapir, the Mountain Tapir, the Malayan Tapir & the Baird’s Tapir) ... South East Asia is their main location, but they’re also found around the grasslands of South America and Central America.
all 4 species are endangered due to low reproduction rates, loss of habitat and poaching; there are laws against this but they are rarely enforced.
Populations Numbers according to IUCN Red List:
Baird - unknown, maybe around 2,000
South American - unknown
Malayan - 2,499
Mountain - 2,500
All species have decreasing trends.