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Please choose an animal from the list below:

Family Tapiridae


Malayan Tapir
Brazilian Tapir
Baird's Tapir
Mountain Tapir

Order Perrisodactyla

Perrisodactyla is a small order of herbivores best defined as odd-toed ungulates (animals with hooves). There are 19 species in 3 families, and all of them are endangered or extinct with the exception of some zebra species and domesticated horses and donkeys. The quagga is an example of an extinct species that was killed off in the early 1900's for its zebra-striped hide. The first two families are rather well-known, but the last family remains kind of a mystery, as these animals have the strange appearance of a body assembled from different animal parts. The 3 families are:

Equidae (horses, donkeys, zebras, quaggas) 10 spp
Rhinocerotidae (rhinoceroses) 5 spp
Tapiridae (tapirs) 4 spp