Baird's Tapir

Photo of Baird's Tapir

SCIENTIFIC NAME Tapirus bairdii

RANGE Southern Mexico, through Central America to the western side of the Andes in Colombia

LOCATION IN THE ZOO South America’s Pantanal in the mixed species grasslands habitat

COOL ANIMAL FACTS These nocturnal vegetarians are wide-ranging and responsible for eating a lot and vegetation and dispersing seeds, making them “the Gardeners of the Forest.” Their closest relatives are the horse and rhinoceros families.


South America's Pantanal