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Like all tapirs, their body is rather pointed at the front and round at the back which enables the animal to move quickly through the dense forest. In case of danger they bushwhack blindly. Tapirs are good runners and swimmers despite weighing up to 350 kg. The young have a brown and white fur with stripes for the first half a year.

European Endangered species Program

This animal is managed by the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA) under the European Endangered species Program.

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ClassificationOrder odd-toed ungulates, family tapirs; are related to horses and rhinos
DietLeaves, shoots, grass, wild fruit, swamp plants and water plants
HabitatTropical forests close to waters and clearings
ReproductionGestation time: around 400 days, one young; stays with the mother for about 11 months; maximum age: 36 years

Status according to Red List

More information you will get on the web page of the IUCN Red List.

Verbreitung Schabrackentapir