Newborn baby Tapir and his mother. The mountain tapir or woolly tapir (Tapirus pinchaque) is the smallest of the four species of tapir and is the only one to live outside of tropical rainforests in the wild. It is most easily distinguished from other tapirs by its thick woolly coat and white lips.
The Malayan tapir, also called the Asian tapir, is the largest of the four species of tapir and the only one native to Asia. it appears to be a cross between a pig and an anteater. Tapirs, found in the jungles of South and Central America are actually mammals and are more closely related to horses and rhinos!
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Malayan Tapir Calf | Endangered Malayan tapirs only have this cool stripey pattern when they’re first born, to help camouflage them against predators — four to six months into their lives, this amazing coat fades into a more subtle and mature black and white arrangement. Tapirs are large browsing mammals who are similar to pigs, and this kind lives in the East Indies.