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Poirier Student 1

on 13 February 2016

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Transcript of Tapir

The tapir is a mammal that is very endangered. The tapir's average life span is about 20-25 years. An adult tapir's average weight is about 330-700lbs. and average height is 3ft. Tapirs are elephant like pigs because the tapir have long trunks and have a somewhat pig snout on the end. They also have a separate hoof on each toe. The different types of tapir are Brazilian tapir, Malayan tapir, South American tapir. Babies are born alive and a baby tapir is called calf.
Tapirs eat leaves, twigs, berries, fruit, and the average grass. The tapir gets its food by using its trunk. The tapir eats with its trunk and mouth.
The tapir live in rainforests. The climate is warm and damp. The tapir live in groups or sometimes just mother and baby. The tapir's habitat has to have fruit or leaves close to the ground. The tapir also like a place to swim.
Structure: Long trunk
How does this structure help this animal survive?: The trunk helps the tapir get food off of things.

Structure: Individual hoof on each toe
How does this structure help this animal survive?: The hooves help the tapir latch on to things on a slippery terrain.

Structure: Stripes
How does this structure help this animal survive?: The stripes help the tapir camouflage with its surroundings.
Interesting Facts
Brazilian tapirs are also called low land tapirs
Baby tapirs have stripes until they are adults
The trunk can wiggle back and forth
Tapirs like to swim a lot
The tapirs trunk is a flexible top lip
By: Ethan Colley
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