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The coolest animal you know nothing about...and how we can save it: Patricia Medici at TED Talks

By Patricia Medici

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Abstract

Although the tapir is one of the world's largest land mammals, the lives of these solitary, nocturnal creatures have remained a mystery. Known as "the living fossil," the very same tapir that roams the forests and grasslands of South America today arrived on the evolutionary scene more than 5 million years ago. Today, threats from poachers, deforestation and pollution, especially in quickly industrializing Brazil, threaten this longevity. In this insightful talk, conservation biologist, tapir expert and TED Fellow Patrícia Medici shares her work with these amazing animals and challenges us with a question: Do we want to be responsible for their extinction?
 

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Katie Carroll

Date 2015
Size/Length 11:32
URL https://youtu.be/RbNqU2K0qzo
Language English
Notes Part of TED Talks, an independently organized TED event.
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Tags
  1. Animal roles
  2. Animal welfare
  3. Conservation
  4. Ecology
  5. Education
  6. Extinction
  7. Mammals
  8. Nature
  9. preservation
  10. Research
  11. Wild animals