In search of the Mountain Tapir
In 1995 an expedition into the wilderness area of Volcan Sangay was undertaken by the mammalogist Dr Craig Downer, Scientific Photographer Sinclair Stammers and expedition coordinator Shayne McCarthy. After a gruelling trek to the remote flanks of the active volcan Sangay, our guides pointed out what we came to see - the elusive Mountain Tapir or Tapirus pinchaque. This highly endangered Tapir has a foothold in this remote place, and we managed to get some of the first high quality 16mm footage of Mountain Tapirs in the wild. The executive producer was Richard Brock who made a film called "Esperanza the Mountain Tapir" and this sequence is put together with outakes shot on Hi8.

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