Malayan Tapir Tapirus indicus

There are four species of Tapir, one in Asia and three in Latin America. Tapirs are related to horses and rhinos; like them they are vegetarian. They also have a mini, elephant-like, flexible trunk.

Asian Tapir
Malayan Tapir
Malayan Tapir
The Malayan Tapir, also called the Asian Tapir, is native to the forests of Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand (and previously to more of southeast Asia). It is endangered by continuing habitat loss. It is black with a distinctive, panda-like, white saddle and upper rump for forest camouflage. Like other Tapirs, babies are brown with white stripes and spots.
Asian Tapir
Malayan Tapir
Malayan Tapir
Tapirs can run surprisingly fast for their size.
Asian Tapir
Malayan Tapir
Malayan Tapir
This one entered the cold water to poop then, job done, came straight out again. In the wild, Tapirs poop in water to hide their scent from predators.