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Animal You | Tapir | Tapirs are often flehmen response, a posture in which they raise their snouts and show their teeth to detect odors. The length of the proboscis varies among species; Malay tapirs have longer snouts and Brazilian Tapirs are shorter. Tapirs are lophodonts, and the wheels are different lophs (ridges) between protocones, paracones, and metacones hypocones. Tapirs have brown eyes, often with a bluish tint to them, which is identified as the cloudy cornea, a condition most common Malayan tapirs. Tapirs have simple stomachs, and, like horses, ferment food in the big blind. Young tapirs reach sexual maturity between three and five years, women mature earlier than men. Apart from young mothers and their offspring, tapirs lead almost exclusively solitary life. With the remaining freshwater, tapirs often wallow in mud pits, which also helps to keep them fresh and free from insects.

In the wild, the tapir's diet consists of fruits, berries and leaves, especially young, growing tender. Tapirs spend much of their waking hours foraging along the beaten path, muzzle the ground in search of food. Tapirs are largely nocturnal and crepuscular, but the small mountain tapir in the Andes is generally more active during the day than their counterparts. Tapirs were first published in the Oligocene. Asian and American tapirs are believed to have been about 20 to 30 million years, and tapirs migrated from North America South America about 3 million years ago, as part of the Great American exchange. The giant tapir Megatapirus survived until about 4000 years in China. Tapir may have evolved from the Hyracotherium paleo there (which was thought to be a primitive horse).

The Tapir Specialist Group, part of the Species Survival Commission of the IUCN Species strives to biological diversity by stimulating, developing and executing practical programs to study, save, restore and manage the four species of tapir and their remaining habitats in Central and South America and Southeast Asia Baird Tapir Project of Costa Rica is the largest ongoing tapir project in the world, which began in 1994. These are the collars on tapirs in Corcovado National Park, Costa Rica study their social systems and habitat preferences World Tapir Day April 27, 2008. The day was created to raise awareness of the four species of tapir that Central and South America and Southeast Asia living increase. In 1998, a zookeeper in Oklahoma City was mutilated and a broken arm after opening the door of the box a female tapir pushing food. (Two months baby tapir cage busy at the moment.)

Chinese, Korean and Japanese, the tapir is named after an animal in Chinese mythology, known in Japanese mythology, the Baku (貘 or 貘?). In Chinese and Japanese folklore, tapirs are like nightmares counterpart chimeric supposed to eat humans. In Chinese, the name of the beast, and the name of the tapir is possible in Mandarin (貘) and HKMA Cantonese (貘). The equivalent Maek Korean (Hangul: 맥, Hanja: 貘 [출처] 테이퍼 [貘, tapir]), as it is called Baku (バク) in Japanese. File hosting service Mofile Chinese was called tapir users speaking Chinese. Sequences in prehistoric science fiction film 2001: A Space Odyssey, tapirs appear alongside primitive hominids. The tapir was chosen because of its unusual appearance, which is often described as prehistoric. There is no evidence of fossil tapirs ever existed in Africa. father scolds his children to play in the tar.
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