Tapir much smaller than expected …

  • Scientists have discovered a new species of tapir in the Amazon rainforest
  • Since 1865, there have been four known species of tapir—one in Asia and three in Central and South America. This new find is number five.
  • Its only a very small tapir (Fed watchers, take note), weighing in at about 240 pounds (a third the size of its closest relative, the Brazilian tapir , which averages more than 700 pounds)
  • The new tapir also sports darker hair, hence the locals’ nickname for it: “little black tapir”

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Author: Eamonn Sheridan

Eamonn Sheridan worked with Bankers Trust Australia for 13 years as a Spot foreign exchange dealer, trading across all major currencies and all time zones. He rose to a Vice President position, running spot operations during the busy European time, leaving the bank just prior to it being sold to concentrate on running his own business in the ‘real world’! The markets, however, had him hooked – he continued to trade equities, CFDs and then on to futures, giving him broad experience across financial markets. He is now active in FX and equity index futures as well as writing for ForexLive™. Eamonn is a graduate of The University of Melbourne in Australia and lives in New South Wales.

7 Comments

  1. Did they give a percentage, was it 5% or 10% smaller. lol.

  2. Hi Eamonn — did you see this ? Lots of action according to this report, just came over ….(hedging US stocks mainly)

    USD/JPY SOME $2 YARDS IN 103.00 VANILLA OPTION EXPIRATIONS TODAY – MOSTLY NY
    USD/JPY- $500 MLN 102.50S, $1.4 BLN 103.50S AND $1 BLN 104.00S AS WELL

    Franck

  3. Thanks Franck
    These for the NY cut I believe

  4. correct — stay well tomorrow !

  5. Thank-you Franck, and you

  6. Eamonn- you state that the Brazilian Tapir is 700 pounds- is that Sterling?

  7. Good question Nick :-D

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