Sparks the Tapir

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Sparks the Central American Tapir

My name is Sparks, I am the youngest of the “Tapir Troop.” Fuego & Navidad are my parents. My fans helped to choose my name since Fuego(Fire) gives off sparks, it was a great fit! Now my job is to spark joy in everyone I meet & teach visitors to protect my species. The magnificent “Moutain Cow”


The Central American Tapir (Tapirus bairdii) is a large herbivorous mammal with a distinct appearance, characterized by a stout build and a flexible, elongated snout. Native to various habitats in Belize, including forests and grasslands.

Interesting Facts

  • Scientific Name: Tapirus bairdii
  • Habitat: Inhabits diverse ecosystems in Belize, such as forests and grasslands.
  • Diet: Herbivorous, feeding on vegetation, fruits, and aquatic plants.
  • Behavior: Nocturnal and solitary in nature, with a preference for water; crucial for seed dispersal and maintaining ecological balance in Belize.

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