Baird’s Tapir

Tapirs' closest relatives are the horse and rhinoceros. This animal is a great swimmer and will run to water to escape predators. The Baird's tapir is the largest indigenous mammal in Central America and is the national symbol of Belize.

Central America
South America

At A Glance

Habitat

Lowland rainforest, grassland, and swamps

Diet

Leaves, twigs, buds, fruits, and aquatic vegetation

Location

Central & South America