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tapir

an odd-toed ungulate in the family Tapiridae, with four digits on the forelimbs and three on each of the hindlimbs. It has a short mobile trunk and simple, lophodont molars. It resembles a very large pig, has short woolly, dark brown fur, is 3 ft high and 6 ft long, nocturnal, shy and herbivorous. Called also Tapir spp.
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THE first Malayan tapir calf to be born at Chester Zoo has taken his first steps outside.
New records of the Central American tapir Tapirus bairdii in the Tehuantepec district, Oaxaca, Mexico.
The penguins, otters, meerkats, anacondas, rhinos and giraffes also proved popular with the boys but it was the newborn tapir Lolita, who stole all our hearts.
Baird's tapirs, Nicaragua's largest land mammal, do not reach sexual maturity until they are between two and four years old.
Even though tapirs are natural swimmers, using their trunks as snorkels, they are being wiped out by flooding caused by the damming of rivers for hydroelectric projects.
Tapirs give birth to a single youngster after a gestation period of about 13 months.
Based on camera placement, we were able to obtain data on all visits by lowland tapirs at two of those licks and on all visits by pacas at one lick.
With the help of Spanish researchers, an international team of experts has confirmed that not even herbivores like tapirs can replace them.
Also getting a tasty treat were the zoo's tapirs and squirrel monkeys.
Most tapirs born in captivity are males, so the staff at Oland Animal and Amusement Park were proud to announce the birth of the female tapir.