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Gardeners of the forest

Photo of the day at National Geographic Spain. The Baird’s tapir or ‘gardeners of the forest’ are extremely important to their natural habitat, with some seeds only germinating after passing through the tapir. But due to threats from deforestation and hunting, there are estimated to be only 6,000 individuals left in the wild. Conservation groups have been set up to work closely with local communities to protect these endangered species.

El jardinero del bosque
Michiel Van Noppen tomó esta fotografía de Dantita, como se la conoce cariñosamente, en las estribaciones del Parque Nacional Braulio Carrillo, cerca de San José, en el centro de Costa Rica.

Michiel van Noppen
Jul 19, 2022

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