Malayan tapir

From ToyAnimalWiki
Jump to: navigation, search
phylum Chordata The Malayan tapir (Tapirus indicus), also called the Asian tapir, is the largest of the four species of tapir and the only one native to Asia. The scientific name refers to the East Indies, the species' natural habitat. In the Malay language, the tapir is commonly referred to as cipan, tenuk or badak tampong.

The animal is easily identified by its markings, most notably the light-colored patch which extends from its shoulders to its rear end. The rest of its hair is black, except for the tips of its ears, which, as with other tapirs, are rimmed with white. This pattern is for camouflage.

For more information, visit the Wikipedia entry.

Get back to Tapirs

class Mammalia
infraclass Eutheria
order Perissodactyla
family Tapiridae
genus Tapirus
species T. indicus