Fuego the Tapir

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Fuego the Tapir

My name is Fuego! I have a story for you… Because of the forest fires, I ended up at the zoo. I also lost my mom; which made me sad. But then I met Navidad! She and I have a son. His name is Sparks, and he is #1. Our Tapir Family would like to say “NO MORE FUEGOS!!!” DON’T LET OUR FORESTS BURN AWAY!


The Tapir (Tapirus) 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, these animals are recognized for their unique appearance.

Interesting Facts

  • Scientific Name: Tapirus
  • Habitat: Inhabits diverse ecosystems in Belize, showcasing adaptability to different landscapes.
  • Diet: Herbivores, feeding on vegetation, fruits, and aquatic plants; crucial for seed dispersal.
  • Behavior: Nocturnal and solitary, with a preference for water; play a vital role in maintaining the ecological balance in Belize.

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