Tropical Rainforest Animals
Brazilian Tapir
Brazilian Tapir
Class: Mammalia: Mammals Diet: Leaves, buds, shoots, fruit, grasses and aquatic plants
Order: Perissodactyla: Odd-toed Ungulates 
Size: body:2 m (6 1/2 ft), tail: 5 - 8 cm (2 - 3 in)
Family: Tapiridae: Tapirs Conservation Status: Vulnerable
Scientific Name: Tapirus terrestris Habitat: rainforest, near water or swamps
Range: South America: Colombia, Venezuela, south to Brazil and Paraguay

Size of Brazilian TapirNearly always found near water, the Brazilian tapir is a good swimmer and diver but also moves fast on land, even over rugged, mountainous country. It is dark brown in color and has a low, erect mane running from the crown down the back of the neck. Using its mobile snout, this tapir feeds on leaves, buds, shoots, and small branches that it tears from trees, fruit, grasses and aquatic plants. The female gives birth to a single spotted and striped young after a gestation of 390 to 400 days.

Range of Brazilian Tapir

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