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Tapirs spend as much time in the water as on land and they are excellent swimmers. The unique long nose is used as a snorkel and to gather food.
They have excellent hearing and sense of smell, but poor eyesight. Our two tapirs are a mother and son pair named Muffin and Zico. They love nothing more than having a swim in their river followed by a tummy tickle from their keepers.
1.7 to 2 m
225 to 250 Kg
Life span in wild:
Tropical forests, rainforests
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT ME
What do I eat?
Brose with Browse
Where do I live?
Do I Have Any Predators?
How Do I Live?
Why Am I Endangered?
Habitat loss due to deforestation and competition with livestock. Poaching.