Quick facts

Lifespan

Lifespan

Average of 10 years in the wild

Over 30 years under human care

Tapirs, capybaras, deer

Diet

Tapirs, capybaras, deer

Also fish and reptiles

Habitat

Habitat

Sluggish streams and rivers

Swamps and marshes

range

Range

South America, east of the Andes

Especially the Orinoco and Amazon River basins

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