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Tapirs At La Marina Foundation
Costa Rica Zoo

A Tapir is not related to an ant eater as most people believe, they're in the odd-toed hooved animal family (perissodactyls), as are the horse and rinocerous. A tapir is a large browsing mammal, similar in shape to a pig, with a short, prehensile snout. Tapirs inhabit jungle and forest regions. At La Marina we are very proud to show you the many babys born in our wildlife center.


To work with the Tapir's - why not volunteer here at the Wildlife Rescue Center La Marinia Foundation? Read about what is expected of a volunteer and what services you can expect.

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 Video in Spanish

 Pablito has a new brother...

#16 Tapir born at La Marina


IN THE WORDS OF JUAN JOSE, DIRECTOR "We have a new one Julieta is the 14th tapir born here I wonder if that is a record . 14 Tapir births... they must be doing something right.


Baby born April 30, 2010



For more information about Tapir's - Visit this site. Taipers.org 


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     Any questions call: Juan Jose Jr in Costa Rica free Call FREE

  011 (506) 8434 0762

 OFFICE Phone : 011 (506) 2 - 474-2202   Fax:  011(506) 2 - 474-2202

                                    E-mail : juanj_56@hotmail.com

In the U.S. for more information call:  Call Free 781-710-0173

Paul Sudenfield 781-710-0173         Salem, MA USA

or emailE-mail: zoocostarica@yahoo.com


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The La Marina Wildlife Rescue Center foundation (RESCATELA), is a non profit organization, whose main aim is to protect, rescue and rehabilitate wildlife, along with environmental education.

In the United States we are 501C exempt private foundation

We are registered with the government of the Republic of Costa Rica, under charity number 3-006-391728


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