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This expansive exhibit includes three continents, several different habitats and a wide array of fascinating animals. It showcases the dramatic, natural area stretching from the African savanna to the South American jungle.

Malayan tapir
Malayan tapir range

Feature Creature

Malayan Tapir

(Acrocodia indica)

Native to: Indonesia, Burma, Malaysia and Thailand
Primary Diet: Grasses, leaves, aquatic plants and twigs
Adult Weight: 705 pounds
Status: Endangered
Malayan tapirs have a long nose, called a proboscis. They use the proboscis to manipulate food items, much like the prehensile lip of the black rhino. The Malayan tapir is generally a solitary animal, unless breeding.
 
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