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Malayan tapir +

Tapirus indicus

Themenwelt: Gondwanaland
  • Malayan tapir
  • Malayan tapir
  • Malayan tapir
  • Malayan tapir
  • Malayan tapir
  • Malayan tapir
  • Malayan tapir
  • Malayan tapir

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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. Status according to Red List: endangered

Classification:

Order odd-toed ungulates, family tapirs; are related to horses and rhinos

Diet:

Leaves, shoots, grass, wild fruit, swamp plants and water plants

Habitat:

Tropical forests close to waters and clearings

Reproduction:

Gestation time: around 400 days, one young; stays with the mother for about 11 months; maximum age: 36 years

Status according to Red List/ distribution area

Endangered (EN)

Status according to Red List:Endangered (EN)

IUCN web page

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