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Haddad, V.;Assuncao, M. C.;de Mello, R. C.;Duarte, M. R.
A fatal attack caused by a lowland tapir (Tapirus terrestris) in southeastern Brazil
Wilderness & Environmental Medicine
Journal Article
Topirus terrestris animal attack tapir bites teeth marks Tapir Bibliography
A 55-year-old mail was attacked by a Brazilian tapir (Tapirus terrestris) after surprising and stabbing the animal in his corn plantation. The victim received deep bites in the thighs, neck, and cervical areas, resulting ill severe hemorrhage and death. This is the first report of a tapir incident resulting in death and is of interest because of the severity of the contusions and lacerations caused by the provoked animal.
Article 1080-6032