Chivolo the sachavaca

​​Chibolo, our young Lowland Tapir also locally known as Sacha vaca is growing by the day and now at around 130 lbs..! Their closest relatives are the horse or rhino family and likewise, only give birth to one at a time. Maturing sexually at 5-6 yrs and only giving birth again after 4 yrs, lowland tapirs are in great danger of extinction they are hunted faster than they can reproduce. Chivolo was found as a baby on a floating restaurant as entertainment, but since he has been with us, now spends his days exploring his enclosure, lolling in the shade or sometimes enjoying a mudbath in his pond. A pacifist by nature, he is definitely a favorite here at Pilpintuwasi.​​​​​​​​​​

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