Rainforest Biodiversity Guide

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Tapir
Tapir

Scientific Name: Tapirus terrestris

Category: Animal

Primary Layer: Forest Floor

Fun Facts:

  • Tapirs live both in the forest and wetlands.
  • They spend much of their time in the water, sometimes even sinking to the bottom of a stream and feeding there.
  • The closest relatives of the tapir are horses and rhinoceroses.