AnAge entry for Tapirus terrestris

Classification (HAGRID: 03083)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Perissodactyla
                Family: Tapiridae
                    Genus: Tapirus
Species
Tapirus terrestris
Common name
Brazilian tapir
Synonyms
Hippopotamus terrestris

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
39.6 years (captivity)
Source
John Gramieri, pers. comm.
Sample size
Large
Data quality
High
Observations

One specimen called "George", born in captivity in 1970, died at San Antonio Zoo in 2010 at 39.6 years of age (John Gramieri, pers. comm.).

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
1,095 days
Male sexual maturity
1,095 days
Gestation
398 days
Weaning
289 days
Litter size
1 (viviparous)
Litters per year
Inter-litter interval
Weight at birth
6,000 g
Weight at weaning
86,260 g
Adult weight
250,000 g
Postnatal growth rate
Maximum longevity residual
120%

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
310ºK or 36.5ºC or 97.7ºF
Basal metabolic rate
Not yet available

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 625000
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 9801
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