V Hotel Lavender, located right above Lavendar MRT Station, is an economy choice for travelers in Singapore. It is convenient that there are 2 McDonalds, Burger King, Starbucks, Cheers, 7-11, Ya Kun Kaya Toast, Tim Ho Wan, 2 supermarkets, and 2 or 3 food courts in 5-min walk. However, the room is not so big, and the quality is just fine. Could be better.
Tapirs are the most primitive large mammals in the world. They’ve been around for 20 million years and have changed very little. Fossils of tapir ancestors have been found on every continent except Antarctica.
A Malayan tapir taking an afternoon rest.
It’s unfortunate that the tapir is on the endangered list.
The Malayan tapir was first listed as endangered in 1986, due to an ongoing decline from loss of available habitat, fragmentation of remaining habitat and increasingly hunting pressure.
According to the IUCN redlist there are an estimated 2500 mature tapirs remaining.
Support your local zoo. @zootampa just had a tapir calf born a few months back.
Learn how you can further help support tapir conservation by visiting www.tapirs.org
World Tapir day is April 27th
SO Sofitel Singapore, an ex-fire-department building right next to Lau Pa Sat Food Court. Design and service are good, but a little far from MRT stations. Can smell BBQ from Lau Pa Sat at the rooftop bar.
PROGRAM “BILA TAPIR BERBICARA”
Jabatan Perlindungan Hidupan Liar dan Taman Negara (PERHILITAN) Semenanjung Malaysia telah menganjurkan program bertajuk “Bila Tapir Berbicara” pada 29 April 2019 (Isnin) di Auditorium, Ibu Pejabat Jabatan PERHILITAN.
Program ini diadakan bersempena Hari Tapir Sedunia yang diraikan pada 27 April setiap tahun. Program ini dirasmikan oleh YBhg Dato’ Abdul Kadir Abu Hashim, Ketua Pengarah PERHILITAN Semenanjung Malaysia.
Seramai 7 orang penceramah dan 90 orang peserta yang terdiri daripada kakitangan Jabatan dan agensi lain, institusi pengajian tinggi, organisasi swasta dan badan bukan kerajaan (NGO) telah menjayakan program kali ini.
Jabatan berharap program ini dapat membantu meningkatkan kesedaran dan pendedahan kepada kakitangan serta masyarakat umum berkaitan cabaran semasa yang dihadapi dalam konservasi Tapir di Semenanjung Malaysia.
A bit late for World Tapir Day, but these animals are just so wonderfully coloured, like they just stepped out of a book, and most amazing is how they’re from this very part of the world!
1 12629 April, 2019
World Tapir Day! Día de la Danta! Probably one of the most amazing and beautiful experiences of an encounter with a Tapir in the wild! This is the third generation of Dantas to come closer to the lodge - the old former Hunter Oldemar met her grandmother in the woods, after renouncing hunting he developed a long term relationship - one day she approached- she was pregnant - she had a daughter and now a granddaughter and here she is.... silence of everyone witnessing the moment ... and if you might be thinking - it’s just a Tapir - here is what we know about them now and the role they play in our ecosystem 🐗 Tapirs may help rainforests recover after destructive human use and increase the amount of carbon they hold, new research has found.
🐗 A study, based in the Brazilian Amazon, found that these fruit-eating mammals spend significantly more time in burned forests than those that are relatively untouched. As a result, tapirs leave behind more seeds in their droppings in these “degraded” landscapes.
🐗 “The role that tapirs play in seeding degraded forests is another good reason for conserving this last representative of the megafauna of South America”
🐗 Tapirs carried a variety of different seeds into these degraded forests, and they were in remarkably good condition. More than 99 percent of the nearly 130,000 seeds that the researchers found in the tapirs’ dung made it through unscathed, meaning they at least had the potential to germinate. And the seeds came from 24 different plant species, suggesting that tapirs contribute to the diversity of species growing in a given area.
יום טפיר שמח!
זה פיל? זה חזיר? לא, זה טפיר! הטפיר הוא אולי אחת החיות המוזרות והפחות מוכרות.
•הטפירים שייכים לסדרת מפריטי הפרסה. •קרוביהם הקרובים ביותר הם הקרנפים והסוסים. •בכל העולם נמצאים כיום רק חמישה מינים של טפירים: הטפיר הברזילאי, טפיר באיירד, טפיר ההרים וטפיר קאבומני שהוכרז כמין נפרד לאחרונה, חיים בדרום אמריקה ומין נוסף, הטפיר האסיאני, חי בדרום-מזרח אסיה. •נולד גור אחד בדרך-כלל, השונה מאוד בצבעיו מהבוגרים. לגורים צבע חום ועליו כתמים ופסים לבנים, דגם המסייע להסוואה בסבך היער.
•בזכות גודלם אין לטפירים אויבים רבים ועליהם להיזהר רק מהטורפים הגדולים ביותר, היגואר והקאיימן (קרובו הדרום אמריקני של האליגטור). •הטפיר עשוי לחיות מעל 30 שנים
צילום:📸 @avinoamzissu232 #worldtapirday
5 13628 April, 2019
⭕️Yesterday was the Tapir Day, April 27th is World Tapir Day; a day to raise awareness of the plight facing some of the most unique and threatened mammals on the planet. The problem is, very few people seem to know what they are! ◾️◾️◾️◾️
4 5328 April, 2019
I discovered yesterday was #worldtapirday 💚 What a coincidence as I've just been playing draughts (aka checkers) with my friend Mo the Malayan tapir.
6 16728 April, 2019
🎧 (audio on and swipe left for pt. 2 & 3) The most incredible animal that you have possibly never heard of. Watch this 3 minute film I made for @bairdstapir, narrated by the talented @monsemoncole and music by @musoscientific to enter the world of the tapir. Learn just how incredible she really is and why now, she needs our help more than ever.
Happy international #worldtapirday everyone!!!
Full size film available on my website (link in bio). Just click videography & then conservation/environment tab.
Posted @withrepost • @beckybinturong It’s World Tapir Day! Here’s our little family eating breakfast alfresco together. Beautiful, incredible animals 🧡
1 25628 April, 2019
World Tapir Day. I’ve seen other drawings of tapirs and thought they were so cute but when looking for a tapir to draw I found they’re not always so cute. They are crazy interesting animals. Part panda? Part anteater? Or Winnie the Pooh Heffalump or Woozle? But they can be quite cute as quirky as they are.
Today is #WorldTapirDay ! Tapirs are stranged hoofed animals that are related most to Rhinoceros and Horses, to form the clade Perissodactyla (known as the odd-toed hoofed animals). I have been blessed with the chance to see all four living species of tapir, for now in captivity but I pray to see at least one in the wild someday. Three are native to South America and one to Asia.
- South American / Lowland Tapir (Tapirus terrestris)
- Baird's Tapir (and Capybaras in the second pic) (Tapirus bairdii and Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris)
- Mountain Tapir (Tapirus pinchaque)
- Malayan Tapir (Tapirus indicus)
El 27 de abril se celebra el Día Mundial del #Tapir para hacer conciencia sobre su conservación ya que estas fascinantes criaturas se encuentran amenazadas y al borde de la extinción, debido principalmente a la caza ilegal y pérdida de hábitat.
Ecco le prime “parole” di Squeak, un cucciolo di #tapiro così chiamato per via dei suoni emessi nei suoi primi giorni di vita, che sembrano dei veri e propri squittii. Oggi si celebra la Giornata mondiale del tapiro, una specie molto antica ma minacciata dall'attività umana, al giorno d’oggi infatti ne sono rimaste solo 4 specie.
Credit: LEO Zoological Conservation Center via Storyful #Sky#Skytg24#tapir#animal#nature#WorldTapirDay
25 1,67027 April, 2019
You may have heard it's #WorldTapirDay and although he doesn't look like a mini melon anymore, we couldn't help but share some of our fav #DonTapir memories. 🍉
Native to Central America, Baird's tapirs are #endangered due to hunting and habitat loss. And because they're important seed dispersers in their home forests, their decline also means the decline of other wildlife that depend on the biodiversity of the tropical forest. Opting for RSPO-certified palm oil products is just one way you can support tapirs like Don. 🌳 #MelonMemories#TreesPlease#TapirNotDraper#TapirTot
115 10,93327 April, 2019
I just heard that today is World Tapir Day, which is a total coincidence as I just finished an illustration of a baby tapir! Here’s the work-in-progress. The final will be a part of the @wowxwow_art show Microvisions 2, opening next Friday. #worldtapirday#microvisions2
6 1,03727 April, 2019
Happy World Tapir Day! South American tapirs like this one @johnballzoogr are a key species in shaping and maintaining the health of tropical forests. They are masters at dispersing and fertilizing seeds throughout their home range, which results in the growth of more trees and plants that provide many animals with food and shelter. The team @incab_brasil protects these tapirs in Brazil by following them with tracking devices. Finding tapirs and processing data on individuals before they are released back into the wild helps conservationists understand more about them, which in turn helps to create protection plans for the tapirs, saving this species in the wild! #worldtapirday#tapir#gardener#southamerica#photoark#savetogether
Hoje é o Dia Mundial da Anta e o Dia Mundial do Veterinário!!! Tem coisa mais fofa que um abraço de filhote de anta?? 😊
Vale informar que a anta é o maior mamífero terreste brasileiro!
E as 4 espécies existentes no mundo estão listadas como ameaçadas de extinção pela IUCN.
Hoje é dia dela, a anta! Um dos animais mais belos e inteligentes do Brasil, e que presta um grande serviço às florestas ao dispersar sementes de inúmeras plantas. A foto eu tirei no @cristalinolodge, e mostra o momento de descanso da anta na época seca. Foram inúmeras tentativas de mergulho até, após dias, conseguir a imagem com esta perspectiva única. Agradecimentos à ajuda fundamental da @rmbonaldo e o guia Sebastião.