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

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Animal Facts:
  1. Class: Mammalia
    Family: Tapiridae
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

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