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Urist likes tapirs for their floppy noses.

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Tapir - Tapir man - Giant tapir


· Grazer · Milkable

Tamed Attributes
Pet value 200

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Not hunting/war trainable 

Birth: 20,000 cm3
Mid: 100,000 cm3
Max: 200,000 cm3

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

Food items

Meat 13
Fat 12
Brain 1
Heart 1
Lungs 2
Intestines 1
Liver 1
Kidneys 2
Tripe 1
Sweetbread 1
Spleen 1

Raw materials

Bones 18
Skull 1
Skin Raw hide

Wikipedia article

This article is about the current version of DF.
Note that some content may still need to be updated.

A medium-sized mammal with a prehensile nose. It lives in the tropical rainforest.

Tapirs are creatures who inhabit tropical moist broadleaf forests. Weighing over three times more than a dwarf, they spawn individually and meander the area, paying no mind to other creatures. Tapirs are benign herbivores and will flee from attackers, but if cornered they may attempt to defend themselves with kicks and bites. In adventurer mode, they are more easily sighted at twilight and at night. A baby tapir is called a tapir calf.

Tapirs can be captured in cage traps and trained into pets of respectable value. They are grazers and therefore require a pasture to survive after being trained, but are distinct for being one of the only exotic sources of milk and cheese (the other being the kangaroo). Because of their size, they produce a good amount of returns when butchered, making the idea of a tapir farm an attractive one for the long term. Tapirs reach their full size at 2 years of age and therefore should be butchered at that point for maximum returns.

Some dwarves like tapirs for their floppy noses.

Admired for their floppy noses.