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Tapirus

Tapirus from James Cameron's Avatar.

The tapirus (Na'vi name: fwampop) is a tapir-like creature that lives on Pandora. On a planet with perfect predators, the Tapirus fills the unfortunate role of being the perfect prey. It is the butt of many jokes of Hell's Gate personnel and shows up on the cafeteria menu.

The tapirus is one of the few non-aggressive creatures of Pandora. During the day, it can be found wandering the forest fringe and the plains in small groups. At night, they assemble in the jungle for protection. Although not immediately dangerous, one should always avoid harming a tapirus unnecessarily, as its shrill cries are likely to attract the attention of larger (and more dangerous) predators. The tapirus has armored plates on its back for protection.

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