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Tapirs

Parent Category: Land Mammals
Questions about a giant pig-like mammal inhabiting the dense jungles of South America and Southeast Asia should be directed here. Tapirs have a small snout similar to the Elephants. They are all endangered due to excessive hunting and habitat loss. Though Tapirs may look like a pig and have snouts, they are closely related to animals like the Horse and the Rhino.
A unique feature that tapir posess is its fleshy prehensile nose  that it uses to grab leaves and even use as a snorkle while  swimming. Their hides are very tough but streamlined for easy  maneuvering in the forest. Tapirs are "seed dispersers." They eat  seeds that are then dispersed in their...
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The forests of South America, Central America and South East Asia
They have hooves which are splayed, four toes at the front and three at the rear
Yes, tapirs are mammals.The tapir is definitely a mammal.
Tapirs generally live in the forests and grasslands of Central and  South America.
It has been observed that they can eat up to 80lbs.of vegetation a day
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Their trunk is prehensile and they use it as a snorcal, they are good swimmers and like to swim but can also sink and walk along the bottom of a river.
Ther are browsing animals and eat all the time, tapirs have been observed to eat up to 80lbs of vegetation a day
On all 4's of course :)
Through their nose and into their lungs, where the oxygen from the  air can be distributed throughout the body.    like a piggy :p
The tapir is a herbivore and spends it's time browsing for food to  eat. The tapir eats leaves, twigs, branches, buds, shoots, berries,  fruits and aquatic plants.
Brazilian tapir live in Brazil. Unless they have moved away from, or been forcibly removed from Brazil, in which case they could be living pretty much anywhere.
South and Central America and South East Asia
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25 to 30 years
about 1 metre high at the shoulder
The four types of tapirs are.... 1.) The Malayan Tapir2.) The Baird's Tapir3.) The Mountain Tapirand 4.) The Brazilian TapirThe most common type of Tapir is the Malayan Tapir!
Tapirs are becoming extinct because of poaching and their habitats  being destroyed. People are even going into protected park areas do  o illegal logging.
it is RELATED to horses and rhinos
They don't. The mother forages for them whilst they remain hidden in the grass. That way they are reasonably safe from predators.
Many early tapirids lived in North America. Tapirs may have originated there. It is certain that they originated in the Northern Hemisphere. For much of their history, tapirids lived throughout the Northern Hemisphere. The three species of South American Tapirs moved from North America to South...
No, Tapirs are herbivores, Jaguars and Anaconda are the tapirs predators.
They prefer to live near water, they are able to swim and can sink to the botton and feed if necessary
Tapirs are greatly assisted by having legs, as this enables them to move around the forest at will and run away when threatened. Without legs, a tapir would be unlikely to survive for more than a couple of days in the wild.
As herbivores they will eat any tender shoots
It lives in canada and brazil and
To help them blend into the grassy plains so predators don't eat them. (CAMOUFLAGE)
They can be found between Southern Mexico and Nothern South America. Their habitat is a tropical rain forest.
The life span of a Tapir is approximately 25 to 30 years, both in wild and in zoos.
  Their life-span averages between 25 and 30 years.
Probably not. You are not allowed to buy or sell tapirs, or to use one for any commercial purpose, but if a tapir wandered onto land that you owned, or if you inherited a tapir from, say, your uncle, then it would be yours.
Mainly humans
They have one baby after a 13 month pregnancy.
They are pig shaped with trunks.
yes but only if it feels threatened
Malaysia and at zoos around the world
Tapirs Live in Petitcodiac New Brunswick Canada ;)
The same as most Mammals the female gets pregnant and then gives birth much like humans or dogs.
they are called Larva
A tapir will drink 5.25 litters per day.
yes they do its one of there many adaptations
Tapirs need, in decreasing order of urgency: 1. air (it's actually only the oxygen in the air that they need)2. water 3. food4. a suitable environment to live in5. each other (to reproduce)That's pretty much it, really. The only reason they're having any problems at all surviving is that, through no...
Conservationists have pointed at loss of habitat, illegal hunting and, more recently, climate change as factors involved in the perilous situation facing the Malayan Tapir, but less attention has been given to the fact that tapirs are supposed to live in the Amazon rainforest in Brazil, which...
They typically eat leaves, grass, buds, twigs, and fruit.
tapirs have not changed much for 5 million years
they hunt in the woods to get it
Tapirs walk on 4 legs. That is how they move.
Tapirs live in south America and also in Malaysia
There are a few reasons why... Some for logging some for hunting (hide hunting and for eating)
I'm not sure but I think its a kind of snorting sound like a pig or something, hope this helped! :) xxx
in the same way as any other animal
The man reason is deforestation of their homes
A tapir is similar in shape to a pig. Their closest relatives are the other odd-toed ungulates, including horses and rhinoceroses.
Not completely sure, but, they have been around for about 35 million years (approx.)!! :D Hope that helps!! xxx
how Much do tapirs weigh.tapirs weigh about 227 to 363 kilograms (500 to 800lbs) and are about 29 to 42 in at the shoulder (74 to 107 cm) they are endangered species and are actually related to rhinos and horses not elephants and pigs.
There are four species of tapirs in the world and they are all  endangered or vunerable:     Baird's Tapir: Estimates in 2006 were 5,500 with the population  in decline. It is endangered.  Lowland's Tapir: In 2008 the population numbers were not known.  It is vunerable.  Malayan Tapor:...
I do not know.
  Cute as heck. Check this one out:   http://bp3.blogger.com/_Dn9PVeD8ezA/RynNRGo0YRI/AAAAAAAAAy8/UoxEU-cwhjg/s400/baby+tapir2.jpg
The Tapir is actually related to the horse and rhinoceroses.
The lifespan is between 25 and 30 years
it likes very warm,wet climates. That is why they usually live near water or in the rainforests.
Apart from the mountain Tapir, they live in the rain forest floors of South America and South East Asia
yes a tapir does exist
Yes. There are four species of tapir and all of them are listed as being either endangered or vulnerable.
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No, tapirs are herbivores of the family Tapiridae. Wildcats are carnivores of the family Felidae.
Swampy or hill forests
The Malayan tapir (Tapirus indicus), also called the Asian tapir, is the largest of the four species of tapir and the only one native to Asia.   The Baird's tapir lives in Mexico and Central America, and has been found in the northernmost areas of Colombia    The lowland (often called...
No tapirs are not rodents but are related to horses and rhinoceros they are the size of a small cow. Eating berries nuts fruit vegetation and roots.
Baby tapirs sleep as normal as other animals in the wild they do tend to sleep close to keep warm.
no, tapirs are herbivores and eat mainly fruit, leaves, shoots, buds, aquatic plants (as they love swimming in water), small branches and grass!
Yes, tapirs can be pets, but keeping them in the US is banned. In Brazil, having a tapir is normal.
Indeed they do. The condition occurs quite frequently in adult tapirs, particularly females.
they have 14 hoves on thier feet that help them walk in a rainforest.
No Tapirs eat plants.
Tapirs are not extinct
  It depends really. There are 4 spieces of tapirs. However, I only know 2 spieces. One of them is the Brazilian Tapir. This spieces of tapir comes from Brazil and Peru. The other one is a Maylasian Tapir. This one I'm certain comes from Asia.
Like any other organism, tapirs are made up of a staggeringly complex mix of biological building blocks the structure of which we scientists are only just beginning to understand. They also contain quite a lot of water.
Southern and central america, and Asia
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