Where Does the Tapir Come From and What is the Tapir’s Closest Living Relative?

The tapir is a large browsing mammal that is pig-like in shape, with a short, prehensile snout.

Where Does the Tapir Come From

Tapirs can be found in jungle and forest regions of South and Central America, and Southeast Asia.

All four species of tapir are currently considered endangered or vulnerable.

Tapirs can live up to about 25 to 30 years in the wild and in captivity, and are mostly solitary creatures.

Although it looks like a pig, the tapir is actually most closely related to the horse and the rhinoceros.

Tapiring from Rump to Snout.

About Karen Hill

Karen Hill is a freelance writer, editor, and columnist. Born in New York, her work has appeared in the Examiner, Yahoo News, Buzzfeed, among others.

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