Thursday, February 10, 2011

Tapir Giveaway Time!

Wow, over 500 followers on this blog! Thanks so much to everyone who drops by, follower or not. I really appreciate it! And, I do believe it calls for a giveaway.

Gabriel Hardman, talented comic book artist for Marvel and story board artist for films such as Inception, has graciously agreed to provide a baby tapir sketch card to one lucky winner. Sketch cards, for those who don't know, are tiny pieces of art, 2 inches by 3.5 inches. This one was done in pen and ink.

Enter quick, or I'm keeping this!
Like Gabriel's work? Then you should check out his etsy shop and his twitter feed!

And, because one of my missions in life is promotion of tapir awareness, that's the theme of this giveaway. To enter, all you have to do is comment on this post with one fact about tapirs. Never heard of a tapir before? You're not alone. Check out the Tapir Preservation Fund's website for a plethora of facts. Then come back here and enter to win! I'll use a random number generator on Thursday, February 17th, 2011 to pick the winner. Good luck, everyone! 


  1. Tapirs can live upto between 25-30 years old and are sometimes referred to as living fossils due to their prehistoric characteristics.

  2. Fact :: Tapir's is cute.

    is that a good enough fact? :P

    how about that their cute little snouts are prehensile? that's a good one, right? :D

    yay tapirs!

  3. That's a cool way to to enter!

    I just learned that tapirs can swim and love the water!

  4. The largest Tapir is in Old World, Southeast Asia. It can reach up to 800 pounds.

  5. Fun giveaway! I hearted his etsy shop and enjoyed learning about tapirs. How neat that they can walk on the bottom of ponds and rivers! ^.^

  6. Am I allowed to enter this give away? The smallest tapir lives in the Andes and is called woolly or mountain tapir.

  7. There used to be alot of Tapirs in Florida but just alot of Fossils now

  8. Kitty, you can take that fact to the bank!

    Harleycat, of course you can!

  9. That tapir is SO CUTE!
    I wish I had gotten to see one in Ecuador, no such luck though.

    We thought we saw tracks, but tapirs have four toes on the front feet and three toes on the back (we had just seen cattle tracks, hmph).

  10. It's fun to see what facts people are finding interesting. Thanks for the link, Corinna! When I first saw the thumbnail of Gabriel's tapir drawing, I wondered where the HIGH QUALITY tapir art had come from. I hadn't seen it before and it's rare to find tapirs drawn that well. Of course, I should have known :)

  11. Fact: tapirs make great cat toys.


    I love that they chirp! I didn't know that.

  12. Wow. Tapirs have a great sense of smell! They can pick up the scent of a lettuce leaf yards away.

  13. Fact 1: Rio the baby Tapir (@ Dublin zoo) is probably the cutest thing, ever.

    Fact 2 (actual fact!): Their trunk is actually an extended nose and upper lip.

    And they're related to rhinos!!

  14. Tapirs are excellent swimmers! In addition to rhinos, they are also related to horses.


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