Tapirs are stocky mammals that resemble early horses. 3 species inhabit the jungles and grasslands of Latin  America, while one inhabits the rainforests of South-East Asia.  Tapirs are herbivorous, meaning they consume fruit, leaves and grass. The young are born with spots and stripes, which probably serve as camoflague. Aside from humans, the natural predators of the tapir include jaguars, caimans and anacondas in Central and South America and tigers, crocodiles and Reticulated Pythons in South-East Asia. 

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