Papo Tapir measures 4.4" L x 2.3" H.
Papo Tapir Review:Again Papo has made a realistic model for us to enjoy! The Papo Malayan Tapir #50112 model is a captivating and incredibly realistic portrayal of this unique creature. With its meticulously crafted design and attention to detail, this model stands out as a remarkable addition to any animal enthusiast's collection.
A striking feature of this Papo Tapir model is the paintwork. The contrasting colors of white and black on the fur are providing a lifelike representation of the tapir's distinctive coat. The attention to detail in replicating the texture of the fur adds an additional layer of authenticity to the model. The use of shading and highlights further enhances the overall effect, bringing out the depth and dimension of the tapir's fur.
The proportions of the model are carefully crafted, capturing the tapir's robust build and unique body shape. The humped back, characteristic snout, and stout legs are faithfully reproduced, showcasing the tapir's natural form in an aesthetically pleasing manner. The sculptor has paid particular attention to the tapir's head and eye detail, resulting in a captivating expression that exudes realism.
Tapir Information:Tapirs are large, herbivorous mammals found primarily in Central and South America, as well as in parts of Southeast Asia. They are recognized by their distinctive, elongated snouts, which they use to reach leaves and other vegetation. Tapirs have stocky bodies, short legs, and long, curved proboscises. They are known for their distinctive black-and-white markings, which help them blend in with their forested surroundings.
There are four species of tapir in the world: the Brazilian tapir, the Malayan tapir, Baird's tapir, and the mountain tapir. All four species are endangered or vulnerable due to habitat loss and hunting, and conservation efforts are underway to protect them. Tapirs play an important role in their ecosystems as seed dispersers, and they are also important cultural symbols in some Indigenous communities.
Part of the Wild Animals Series by Papo.
Approximately 1:20 scale.
Made of durable synthetic material. Hand Painted.
Product Code: 50112 by Papo