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Many belong to extinct species, including mammoths, mastodons, enormous cats, short-faced bears, camels, tapirs, American lions, horses, javelinas and an odd, rhino-looking species belong to a family called Toxodontidae.
Rabbits, tapirs, porcupines, pigs, and birds are among the fallen at the country’s northern zoo.
This means endless opportunities for seeing some of South America’s most magnificent and varied creatures — think tapirs, giant anteaters and the world’s largest rodent, the capybara (which can weigh up to 175 pounds) in action.
This might explain why Shuitangba seems to have mammals different from those found elsewhere, including apes and tapirs that had vanished from other places.
Smoked peccary, with roasted apples; tapir kebobs on skewers, buffalo tenderloin, that sort of thing.
From this face extended a fleshy protuberance, similar to a mini elephant trunk or a tapir’s proboscis.
Malayan tapirs, native to the East Indies, may also make their way to Sacramento.
The baby lemur is the newest addition to the zoo, which also has celebrated the recent high-profile births of Umi the tapir, Dobby the giraffe, Miso-Chi the fishing cat and Scarlet the fluffy gray kea chick.
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