1. They look like watermelons. Cute, snouted, four-legged watermelons.
2. Those cute stripes and dots? They'll disappear as the Tapir matures. First the Tapir'll be all striped and dotted with dark socks on, and then they'll be knee socks, and then they'll be dark brown pants, and then it'll just be a boring, dark colored tapir. With no stripes or dots.
3. Word of the day: prehensile. "Adapted for seizing, grasping, or holding, especially by wrapping around an object." An adjective used to describe organs in animals that have adapted to be able to grasp or hold things, examples being the trunks of elephants, the tongues of giraffes, the tails of monkeys, and the snouts of tapirs.
Does anyone else get a little shiver when they think about snouts and trunks as hand-like organs?
4. Tapirs are: Mammals, vegetarians, nocturnal, forest-dwelling, water-loving, not aggressive, and endangered.
5. In China, Japan, and Korea, the word for Tapir comes from Baku, a spirit in Chinese Mythology that eats dreams. And looks like a Tapir.
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