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Team tracks nearly extinct elephant look-alike

Researchers are hoping to use GPS collars to monitor the movements of endangered tapirs living in the rainforests of Nicaragua.

“We’d like to figure out how and where they live and if they can co-exist with the agricultural community,” says Gerald Urquhart, an assistant professor at Michigan State University.

“We hope the results of this project are that the tapirs can persist in the landscape and can be tolerated by the humans in that area.

Full story at Futurity.

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