What is a Tapir?
According to the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary:
Main Entry: ta·pir
Pronunciation: \ˈtā-pər also ˈtā-ˌpir or tə-ˈpir\
Inflected Form(s): plural tapir or tapirs
Etymology: Portuguese tapira, from Tupi tapiíra: any of a genus (Tapirus) of chiefly nocturnal perissodactyl ungulates of tropical America and Myanmar to Sumatra that have the snout and upper lip prolonged into a short flexible proboscis
Some Tapir Links:
- Wikipedia - Tapir page
- Canadian Museum of Nature - Tapir page
- What is a Tapir?
- The Tapir Gallery
- Tapirs Specialist Group