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Giant tapir

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Giant tapir
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Urist likes giant tapirs for their floppy noses.


Tapir - Tapir man - Giant tapir

Alignment: Savage

· Exotic mount

Tamed Attributes
Pet value 500

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Not hunting/war trainable 

Birth: 170,000 cm3
Mid: 850,000 cm3
Max: 1,700,000 cm3

Adult at: 1
Max age: 25-30
Butchering returns

Food items

Meat 49-60
Fat 27-29
Brain 1-2
Heart 1
Lungs 2-4
Intestines 4-7
Liver 1-2
Kidneys 2
Tripe 1-2
Sweetbread 1
Eyes 2
Spleen 1

Raw materials

Bones 40-44
Skull 1
Teeth 0-1
Skin Raw hide
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A huge monster in the form of a tapir.

Giant tapirs are creatures found in savage tropical moist broadleaf forests; the much larger cousin of the common tapir. They are considerably larger than both dwarves and normal tapirs, weighting nearly 2 tons - about 28 times heavier than the average Urist - though despite their great size, they are as benign as their common cousins and will react to attackers by trying to run away from them. Note, however, that they can deal massive damage to dwarves in the event they do fight back, so it's good to keep an eye open. Like normal tapirs, a baby giant tapir is named a giant tapir calf.

Giant tapirs can be captured in cage traps and trained into pets, possessing the standard value of giant creatures. Their huge size means they give a very good amount of returns when butchered, and like normal tapirs, they also serve as a source of milk and later cheese. Note, however, that giant tapir milk and normal-sized tapir milk are completely identical in every aspect. They are exotic mounts, and so may be used by elves during sieges.

Some dwarves like giant tapirs for their floppy noses.