Scientific Name: Tapirus indicus indicus
Found In: Indonesia (Sumatera), Malaysia, Myanmar and Thailand
Size: Tapirs grow to be between 5 ft. 11 in. and 8 ft. 2 in., and weigh between 550 and 710 pounds.
Diet: Tapirs are browsers that feed on more than 380 different species of leaves and seeds.
Threat Level: Endangered – Primary threats to the species are large scale deforestation and increase in hunting.
Facts: Malayan tapirs are solitary animals that are usually nocturnal.
Virginia Zoo Tapirs: female Haddie, males Rosco and calf Luther