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Baird's Tapir
Uruk-hai tapir.
Close-up of a lowland tapir
New baby Tapir at Howletts Wild Animal Park
Brazillian tapir
Tapirs aren’t very tall—the largest doesn’t quite reach 4 feet at the shoulder—but they are rotund. The Malayan tapir, the only species native to Asia, can weigh 720 pounds or more. The other four species are smaller. In 2013, scientists described a new species, the kabomani tapir, which is the littlest, weighing an estimated 240 pounds or so.