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Size : 100-150cm (39-59in)
Weight : 500 to 800 lbs (227 to 363 kg)
Top Speed : 48km/h (30mph)
Life Span : 25 to 30 years
Lifestyle : Solitary

★ Tapirs have a short prehensile (gripping) trunk, which is really an extended nose and upper lip. They use this trunk to grab branches and clean them of leaves or to help pluck tasty fruit.

★ Tapirs look something like pigs with trunks, but they are actually related to horses and rhinoceroses.

★ They live in South and Central America and in South Asia.

★ They are excellent swimmers and can even dive to feed on aquatic plants.

★ Scientists believe that these animals have changed little over tens of millions of years.

★ There are 4 species of it and all of them are endangered.

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