National Geographic : 1929 Jan
THE VOLCANOES OF ECUADOR THE CAPYBARA IS THE LARGEST OF ALL RODENTS He has no tail and his feet are webbed. He is equally at home in water and on land. The young animal shown in this photograph will grow to be as large as a small pig. AN INOFFENSIVE DENIZEN OF AMAZONIA'S FORESTS Tapirs, like all the other game on the slopes of Sangay, seemed unafraid of man and could be approached as close as fifty feet without taking alarm. These strange animals live in the seclusion of dense woods, usually near the water, to which they retreat from their enemies.