Tapir: 8 Photos of Tapirs Because They Look Awesome

December 18, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

Tapir photos are being shared as a way to brighten people’s day on Twitter today. So here’s 7 photos of tapirs.

Some quick facts about the animals:

-They mostly live in South America (three species), while another species lives in Asia, in Burma, Thailand, and several other countries.

-They’re about the size of a donkey and live for about 30 years

-They are shy

-All species are classified as endangered

News Photo: young Malayan tapir eats next to its mother…

News Photo: young Malayan tapir walks in its enclosure in…

A young Malayan tapir eats next to its mother in their enclosure in the zoo in Leipzig, eastern Germany, on March 27, 2013. In the other photo, it walks alone. (Jan Woitas/AFP/Getty Images)

News Photo: baby tapir is pictured with its mother at…

News Photo: baby tapir is pictured with its mother at…

A baby tapir with its mother at the zoo in Amneville, France in July 2013. (Jean-Christophe Verhaegen/AFP/Getty Images)

News Photo: Baby tapir Parima enjoys some leaves during its…

A baby tapir named Parima enjoys some leaves at the Tierpark Hagenbeck zoo in Hamburg, northern Germany, on May 15, 2012. (Daniel Reinhardt/AFP/GettyImages)

News Photo: tapir is pictured at the zoo of Cali…

A tapir at the zoo of Cali, department of Valle del Cauca, Colombia, on November 9, 2010. (Luis Robayo/AFP/Getty Images)

News Photo: Tapir swims in a pool at the zoo…

News Photo: Tapir eats grass at the zoo in Masaya…

A Tapir swims in a pool and eats grass at the zoo in Masaya, Nicaragua on September 25, 2013. (Inti Ocon/AFP/Getty Images)

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