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 nosethat it uses to grab leaves and even use as a snorkle whileswimming. Their hides are very tough but streamlined for easymaneuvering in the forest. Tapirs are "seed dispersers." They eatseeds that are then dispersed in their scat which...
These animals are all species of tapirs that are related to the Malayan Tapir: . Mountain Tapir . Baird's Tapir . South American Tapir
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 andSouth America.
It has been observed that they can eat up to 80lbs.of vegetation a day
The niche is blank.
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 :)
they live from 25 to 30 years in the wild and captivity
Through their nose and into their lungs, where the oxygen from theair can be distributed throughout the body. like a piggy :p
The tapir is a herbivore and spends it's time browsing for food toeat. 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
Large ants like to swim in the red mud rivers of Viron IV.
25 to 30 years
beavers are what eat willows and birch and if a forest fire happens then they wiil chew on cherry trees or others.
Tapirs are native to the rainforests of Latin America and Asia. They cannot climb trees, so they live on the forest floor. The forest floor in a tropical rainforest is called the understory.
about 1 metre high at the shoulder
The four types of tapirs are.... 1.) The Malayan Tapir 2.) The Baird's Tapir 3.) The Mountain Tapir and 4.) The Brazilian Tapir The most common type of Tapir is the Malayan Tapir!
Tapirs are becoming extinct because of poaching and their habitatsbeing destroyed. People are even going into protected park areas doo 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
anything between 150 and 300 Kgs
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. food 4. a suitable environment to live in 5. each other (to reproduce) That's pretty much it, really. The only reason they're having any problems at all surviving is that,...
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...