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Being on the endangered species list is no laughing matter. You would think if you found yourself in that tight spot, you would seek out a little advice - maybe ask a few friends how they plan to stay on the planet and spread their genes. But Tapir isn't much of a listener. She has animals from across the planet providing counsel on how to stay alive in this world, but she isn't having any of it. It's doesn't matter if you are king of jungle or one of the world's favorite animals; Tapir would rather take a roll in the mud than listen to you prattle on about safety precautions....

Meet Betong, the Stunning Baby Malayan Tapir

The Netherlands' Artis Zoo welcomed a beautiful baby Malayan tapir named Betong late last month. The adorable spotted animal had a successful birth and was standing on its feet within an hour of its arrival, according to ZooBorns. ...

A Furry Family Affair

Caution: what you're about to click through may cause uncontrollable squealing and unusual heart-melting due to the avalanche of cute baby animals you are about to encounter. Take a deep breath, prepare your best squee and check out this month's most aww-inducing critter kids and their families from across the…

photogirl7.1, Flickr It's April 27, everybody, and you know what that means: It's World Tapir Day! We know, we can hardly believe it's been a year already either. It's OK if you've never heard of World Tapir Day, or even if you've never heard of tapirs. This event exists to both celebrate and raise awareness of tapirs, "whether you are a hardcore tapir fan or whether you have only just discovered the world of tapirs," says the World Tapir Day website. Tapirs resemble pigs, but genetically they're more closely related to horses and rhinos. (They're odd-toed ungulates. It's all in the feet.) Not exactly cute, not exactly cuddly, the tapir is still an undeniably cool animal. Unfortunately, t...