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The Baird's Tapir Project of Costa Rica

What is a tapir????

Tapirs are Perissodactylids, which means they are in the same order as horses and rhinos.

Rhino (Photo by Courtney A. Hunter)
Horses (Photo by Courtney A. Hunter)

Perissodactylids are odd-toed ungulates which means the have a odd number of hoofed toes. However tapirs have four toes in the front and three on the back feet.

Tapir back foot
Tapir front foot

Click here to read about the four species of tapirs!