|Baird's tapir - Photo by Bjørn Christian Tørrissen|
Tapirs are foragers and eat a large variety of terrestrial and aquatic plants, fruits and berries. Their extended snouts can be used to strip plants and pluck certain berries. When on land the majority of this feeding is done on well-worn forest trails, usually leading to a water source.
|Malayan tapir - Photo by Sasha Kopf|
|Baby tapirs are covered in spots and stripes.|
Due to hunting and habitat loss, all species of tapir are currently considered vulnerable or endangered.