About Tapirs

Tapir in dog-sit position

Tapir and Friends
Wildlife Gift Shop

Tapir gifts

Tapirs in

Painting by Sheryl Todd

Come visit the Tapir Gallery!

What has 14 hooves, a rubbery snout, and walks under water?

Unique gifts
Tons o' tapirs: "Buy a gift, save an endangered species!"

Tapir Preservation Fund

Sheryl is President of this nonprofit corporation. Tapirs have been Sheryl's passion since 1968, and maybe before that (her mom says she was fascinated by a young tapir at the San Diego Zoo as a child, but she doesn't, unfortunately, remember this). In the late 1960s/early 1970s, she Robert Wilson raised two of these endangered animals, formed the Tapir Research Institute of Claremont, California, and published some survey results that are still cited in zoological publications. You can learn more about the Tapir Preservation Fund, its mission and goals, here. And you can learn lots more about tapirs (and see their beautiful pictures) in The Tapir Gallery. We appreciate your interest!

So, what the heck is a tapir? (See below.)

Baird's tapir
Baird's tapir
Mountain tapir
Mountain tapir
Asian tapir
Asian tapir
Lowland tapir
Lowland tapir

Looking for books, videos, games, software, music CDs? Check this out. If you buy from Amazon.com starting with the search link below, a percentage will be donated to the Tapir Preservation Fund. This money will help save endangered tapirs AND their rainforest habitat. AND, if you wonder why we have to work so hard to promote this important animal, just try using "tapir" as your search word. We and the tapirs thank you!
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Other stuff on Sheryl's web site

Journey of Wandering Paths
A non-linear trip

Palisade Sunsets
A few photos I took

Photos plus some links.

Links to places, mainly pictures.
Colorado, Oregon, Paris, Florence, and Rome are included so far.

Noel Thomas: Watercolors
. . . one of Astoria, Oregon's, finest artists and all-around cool person.
I've had the privilege of getting to know Noel in Royal Nebeker's drawing class
at Clatsop Community College.

Dinosaurs in dredlocks!
Don't miss this one

Sheryl's Links

Links I Like
A few of my favorites

Art Links
From early to contemporary

Only after the last tree has been cut down,
only after the last river has been poisoned,
only after the last fish has been caught,
only then will you find that money can not be eaten.

Want to see how fast Homo sapiens is populating the world?

Write to Sheryl: tapir@tapirback.com