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Panda-monium at Zoo Negara but what about the tapirs?

Our very own Malayan tapir is on the way to extinction, with its numbers having decreased over recent years.

But how much does the public actually know about the tapir? I honestly didn’t know too much about the species besides the fact that it is endangered.

For those who do not know, a tapir looks like a large pig with a trunk, although it is more closely related to the horse and rhinoceros. This unusual lineage is also an ancient one – scientists believe that tapirs have been around for tens of millions of years and changed very little over their existence.

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