ANTA has one of the largest limbs in the Animal kingdom!

ANTA has one of the largest limbs in the Animal kingdom!


There is no information on the reproductive system of this species. However, they may be polygynous, since males are known to defend their mating rights, which they do by biting each other on the feet. Breeding occurs throughout the year. The gestation period lasts for 335-439 days and females produce a single baby, weighing about 15 pounds (6.8 kg). 

Mating Habits

Mating Habits

During the first 6-10 months of its life, the young tapir is nursed by its mother. Independence is reached at 1.5 years old. Females are ready to produce offspring of their own within 2-3 years at birth. There has been known a case of 28 years old captive female, yielding offspring. This is the oldest recorded female of this species to give birth. 

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ANTA has one of the largest limbs in the Animal kingdom!


ANTA has one of the largest limbs in the Animal kingdom!

Mating Habits

Mating Habits

ANTA has one of the largest limbs in the Animal kingdom!

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