Brazilian tapirs are a species of tapir from South America.
Like their relatives the Malayan tapirs they do look kind if like a pig in spite of being more closely related to horses. Their face with the long prehensile snout looks comical to us humans.
Baby tapirs look even more piglike with their striped coloration — just like the young of wild boars.
Tapirs, just like their relatives the horses, are herbivorous.
All tapirs are threatened by poaching but the Brazilian tapir is probably the least likely to be in danger of extinction.
Lowland tapir videos, photos and facts – Tapirus terrestris on ARKive.