Jun 302012

Penguin here.

According to Wikipedia’s tapir article, Baird’s tapir lives in Central America and Northern South America and is actually Central America’s largest land mammal at approximately 2 meters in length and weighing between 150 and 400kg.
I think this is a very sweet picture of the mother and her baby. I love the adorable markings on the baby. Tapirs are certainly very strange looking animals, but this is part of what makes them so cute.

Baby Tapir Cuddling with Mother

Three Year Old Bair'ds Tapir with Mother at Franklin Park Zoo

Found here: www.liveinternet.ru

Mar 292011

Penguin here.

For today’s dose of cuteness, we have a baby tapir. Tapirs are confusing. When I say confusing, I mean “platypus” confusing. What I mean by this is that, tapirs look like a combination of a bunch of different animals (like how platypi look like ducks, otters and other animals combined). In the case of a tapir, I’d say that they look like pigs, combined with rhinos, and that they seem to have 1/4 of an elephant trunk. According to Wikipedia, tapirs are closely related to odd-toed ungulates, such as horses and rhinos. At least this to some degree explains the minor rhino resemblance.
Anyway, I hope you like this friendly little tapir. I love the fashionable print he’s wearing and the sweet, innocent look he’s giving the camera. I also love his large ears.

adorable baby tapir

Baby Tapir

Found here: Tapir Specialist Group