Funding for this research was provided by:
Canadian Network for Research and Innovation in Machining Technology, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (RGPIN-2021-02758)
Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung
National Science Foundation (IIBR 1915347)
Received: 17 November 2021
Accepted: 2 March 2022
First Online: 14 March 2022
: The Instituto Chico Mendes de Conservação da Biodiversidade (ICMBIO) provided the required annual permits for the capture and immobilization of tapirs and collection of biological samples (SISBIO# 14,603). The Comissão Técnico-Científica (COTEC) do Instituto Florestal do Estado de São Paulo (IF-SP) provided the required permit to carry out research in Morro do Diabo State Park (SMA# 40624/1996). All protocols for the capture, anesthesia, handling and sampling of tapirs have been reviewed and approved by the Veterinary Advisors of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) – Tapir Taxon Advisory Group (TAG), and the Veterinary Committee of the IUCN SSC Tapir Specialist Group (TSG).
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.