Tamang is a tapir calf born at the Bristol Zoo. He currently sports a distinct spotted and striped coat similar to that of all young tapir species which provides excellent camouflage in their native forest habitat. The mature coat, a dark chocolate brown, develops by 6 - 9 months of age. #Tapir
The four species of tapirs are the Brazilian tapir (or Lowland tapir), the Malayan tapir, Baird's tapir and the Mountain tapir and they live in jungle and forest habitats in South America, Central America, and Southeast Asia. They are odd-toed ungulates, which also includes horses and rhinoceroses and have a distinctive prehensile nose. All four are classified as endangered or vulnerable.