Malayan Tapir – The Asian Giant

Malayan Tapir - The Asian Giant

They hail from Tapiridae family. They weigh about 300 grams. Often people mistake him for being someone like a Pig or an Anteater. For many years Tapirs have been a separate species. Malayan Tapir is a nocturnal. Lifespan is about 30 years.

Malayan Tapir is one of the species that are threatened due to massive loss of habitat. Tapirs are gifted simmer and climber. They move on the trees in lightning speeds and swims easily across waters. Malayan Tapirs are one of the primitive mammals, which are reducing because of habitat loss. As per IUCN statics, they are endangered and population is constantly reducing.

Malayan Tapir

Distribution: Southeast Asia, Thailand, Burma, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, and Nicobar-Sumatra Island.

Diet: Grass, aquatic plants, leaves, buds. These Tapir feed in the disturbed forest.

Habitat: Lowland, Bushes, swamp (wetland), Montane i.e. areas of the higher land and dense rainforests.

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