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What is a tapir?

Tapirs are related to horses and rhinoceroses. There are four species of tapirs and all of them are either endangered or vulnerable. Tapirs weigh between 500 and 800 lbs (225 ( Full Answer )
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Why are tapirs endangered?

There are a few reasons why... Some for logging some for hunting (hide hunting and for eating)
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Where are tapirs located?

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 ( Full Answer )
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Where do tapirs come from?

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 oth ( Full Answer )
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What do tapirs eat and what eats the tapirs?

They eat leaves and fruit and feed in the morning and evening. Tigers, jaguars, anacondas and crocodiles can all be dangerous to tapirs.
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Do tapirs have hooves?

They have hooves which are splayed, four toes at the front and three at the rear
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Where did tapir originate?

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, tapirid ( Full Answer )
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How do tapirs get water?

They prefer to live near water, they are able to swim and can sink to the botton and feed if necessary
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Are tapirs rodents?

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.
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What are tapirs made out of?

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 underst ( Full Answer )