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Tapirs, Family Tapiridae, are members of the Order Perissodactyla and related to Horses, and Rhinoceroses. There are four species, all endangered.

Information in this category for kids and teens explores classification, physical characteristics, range, habitat, food and feeding habits, social structure, reproduction, threats, status, and conservation.
  • Absolute Astronomy: Malayan Tapir

    Offers overview, general appearance and characteristics, life cycle, behavior, habitat, predation, and vulnerability.

  • ARKive.org: Lowland Tapir (Tapirus terrestris)

    Shows images, videos, related species, other names, status, physical appearance, range, habitat, behavior, predators, and threats.

  • Asian Tapir (Tapirus indicus)

    Combines facts about status, appearance, distribution, diet, reproduction, conservation and related species with photographs and glossary.

  • Baird's Tapir (Tapirus bairdii)

    Explores size, status, description, distribution, ecology, diet, threats, and conservation, with pictures and videos.

  • Baird's Tapir, Central American Tapir (Tapirus bairdii)

    Contains taxonomy, general characteristics, life cycle, diet, predators, distribution and map, status, and source of name.

  • Malayan Tapir (Tapirus indicus)

    Offers type locality, pictures, physical description and statistics, range, diet, family group, predators, and status.

  • Mountain Tapir (Tapirus pinchaque)

    Lists basic facts, status, description, range and habitat, biology, threats, and conservation. Includes images, video, and references.

  • Mountain Tapir (Tapirus pinchaque)

    Furnishes classification, size, appearance, images, gestation, lifespan, behavior, range, map, status, and remarks.

  • Tapir (Tapiridae)

    Provides images, distribution map, fast facts, family profile, sound, video, and printable factsheet.

  • The Tapir Gallery

    Looks at the four species, including description, interesting facts, galleries, true stories, and sound files. Home of The Tapir Preservation Fund.

  • What's A Tapir?

    Explains appearance, number of species, behavior, and activity. Includes pictures and links to additional resources.

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