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The tapir - a forest dweller with a long trunk


"I am a young tapir and there is so much to tell about our animal species!" - Image: Shutterstock / Yair Leibovich

Tapirs are related to horses, among other things, but are more like pigs. In our picture gallery we have put together some nice snapshots and information about these animals. "I am a young tapir and there is so much to tell about our animal species!" - Image: Shutterstock / Yair Leibovich "There are so many interesting things to know about me! Nice! - Image: Shutterstock / Yair Leibovich For example, tapirs are related to horses and rhinos - Image: Shutterstock / Adam Paradi In addition, their head-trunk length is around 100 to 250 centimeters - Image: Shutterstock / Kjersti Joergensen Tapirs feed on plants and prefer predominantly soft food - Image: Shutterstock / konmesa With their proboscis they feel and take in the food - Image: Shutterstock / matremors It is also very important for tapirs to have water near them - Image: Shutterstock / subin pumsom In addition, tapirs usually get one cub per litter - Image: Shutterstock / Marek Velechovsky After about a year, the young animals are weaned by their mother - Image: Shutterstock / Jess Kraft "I smell something on the floor!" - Image: Shutterstock / nattanan726

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