Tapirs and Seed Dispersal

Posted on Mar 23 2012
Malayan Tapir How are seeds dispersed now that the large animals, elephants and rhinoceros, have been hunted from their ecological habitat? Who took their place? A Tapir? Rhinoceros were once plentiful throughout the Southeast Asian ecosystem. They consumed vast quantities of plants and seeds and moved from one area to another pooping the seeds out from one place to another. However, the demand for rhinos foolishly used as an aphrodisiac in Chinese “medicine” has decimated the population to...