Tapirs

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.

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Do tapirs lay eggs?

No. Tapirs are placental mammals, meaning they give birth to live young.

The only egg-laying mammals (monotremes) are platypuses and echidnas.

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What are tapirs young called?

young tapirs are called calves.

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What types of sound does a tapir make?

I'm not sure but I think its a kind of snorting sound like a pig or something, hope this helped! :) xxx

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Do tapirs get hunted by humans?

No, though humans are causing them to be endangered. They are chopping down the trees in the forests where the tapirs live (deforestation).

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How much food does a tapir eat?

They have been observed to eat up to 40kgs of vegetation in one day

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What eats a tapir?

Jaguars eat tapirs most of the time in the rain forest.

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Brazil
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What does a Brazilian pubic wax look like?

...as any other kind of wax: brownish, pasty.

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What family is the tapir related to?

Family: Tapriidae.

Genus: Tapirus.

They are distantly related to horses and rhinoceroses. Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Mammalia

Order: Perissodactyla

Family: Tapiridae

Genus: Tapirus

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What has caused the Malayan Tapir to become endangered?

loss of habitat

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Carnivores

Is a tapir a carnivore?

No Tapirs are not carnivores but you could call them vegetarians. they eat berries nuts fruit roots and vegetation.

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What is a tapir's diet?

Tapirs will eat a variety of fruits and plants, What fruits and plants they eat mainly depends on the growth patterns of the fruits and plants. They will periodically visit a salt lick to naturally supplement their diet.

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What is a tapirs predator?

A Jaguar can eat a tapir

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Are tapirs good pets?

Yes, tapirs can be pets, but keeping them in the US is banned. In Brazil, having a tapir is normal.

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How are tapir's born?

The same as most Mammals the female gets pregnant and then gives birth much like humans or dogs.

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What are some good recipes for tapir?

My gran used to roast one whole over an open fire in her garden every Easter Sunday, but nowadays I just buy it cooked and sliced from Asda and put it in a sandwich with a bit of mayonnaise.

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What is being done to save the tapirs?

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Are tapirs vegetarians?

Yes, they eat leaves and fruit. Their favorite food are bananas.

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How big does a Tapir get?

tapirs get really big they are 100ft

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How much do tapirs eat?

It has been observed that they can eat up to 80lbs.of vegetation a day

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What are facts about tapirs?

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 to 360 kg). They can be over three and a half feet (1m10cm) tall. They live 25 to 30 years.

They eat leaves and fruit and feed in the morning and evening.

Tigers, jaguars, anacondas and crocodiles can all be dangerous to tapirs.

Their trunk is prehensile. They are good swimmers and like to swim but can also sink and walk along the bottom of a river.

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What climate does the Brazilian tapir like?

it likes very warm,wet climates. That is why they usually live near water or in the rainforests.

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Where do all types of tapirs live?

amazon rain forest

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How many babies does a tapir have?

So, if a tapir lives about 30 years, and it has 1 baby every other year, it will probably have about 15 babies in a lifetime, but they are endangered, and are going extinct pretty fast, so maybe about 10 babies in a lifetime. (: . P.S. if you are older than 15, you must be pretty dumb, because I am 11. LOL

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What does the tapir eat?

They eat leaves and fruit and feed in the morning and evening.

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