About the size of a shetland pony, the tapir is a rather odd looking animal. Not only has it a long and flexible snout like a short trunk, but it has four toes on each of its fore feet and only three toes on the hind feet.

Credits

Image: Tapir (Bairds) by Eric Kilby

Information sourced from:

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (2015), Tapirus indicus [online].
Available from: http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/21472/0 [accessed 15/08/2015].

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (2015), Tapirus pinchaque [online].
Available from: http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/21473/0 [accessed 15/08/2015].

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (2015), Tapirus terrestris [online].
Available from: http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/21474/0 [accessed 15/08/2015].

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (2015), Tapirus bairdii [online],
Available from: http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/21471/0 [accessed 15/08/2015].

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