Any one of several species of large odd-toed ungulates belonging to Tapirus, Elasmognathus, and allied genera. They have a long prehensile upper lip, short ears, short and stout legs, a short, thick tail, and short, close hair. They have three toes on the hind feet, and four toes on the fore feet, but the outermost toe is of little use.
A browser related to rhinoceroses and appearing at the same time. Abundant in North America during the Pleistocene epoch and still found in South America and Asia.
Although they are mistaken for pigs, tapirs are related to horses and rhinos. Shy, solitary, feeding on plants, tapirs can weigh up to 300 kilograms. Three species are found in Latin America and one species, the largest, is found in Asia.
Hoofed mammals in the family Tapiridae.
large inoffensive chiefly nocturnal ungulate of tropical America and southeast Asia having a heavy body and fleshy snout
a large, browsing animal, roughly the shape of an over-sized pig but with a short, prehensile trunk
an endangered animal which looks like a pig with a miniature trunk
an endangered, hoofed animal that is a distant relative of the horse and rhinoceros
a plant-eating, hoofed mammal with a small trunk
The tapir is a semi-aquatic animal with a long, flexible nose which is very agile and mobile, a little bit like an elephant trunk, though much shorter. A very large lower tapir tooth closely resembles a small mastodon tooth and they are sometimes confused. Tapirs still live in South America and Malaysia. At one time they were very abundant in Florida.
Tapirs (IPA:ËˆteÉªpÉ™r, pronounced as in "taper", or IPA:tÉ™ËˆpÉªÉ™r, pronounced as in "tap-ear") are large browsing mammals, roughly pig-like in shape, with short, prehensile snouts. They inhabit jungle and forest regions of South America, Central America, and Southeast Asia. All four species of tapir are classified as endangered or vulnerable.