Southern Mexico, through Central America to the western side of the Andes in Colombia
Location in the Zoo
Near the entrance to African Forest, next to anteater and capybara.
Cool Animal Fact
Closest relatives are the horse and rhinoceros families.
How we Help Save Them
- Found a total of 53 tapirs, including 28 new individuals that had never been seen before
- Launched environmental education curriculum called TAPIR TRACKS for use in schools
- Interviewed 50 members of the local community to gauge how they feel towards tapirs and view interactions with them
How You Can Help
Donate now to help tapirs in the wild: