The Malayan Tapir

The largest species of tapir, and the most uniquely-coloured, the Malayan tapir (Tapirus indicus) is an endangered odd-toed ungulate found in Southeast Asia. Tapirs are unusual creatures. Superficially appearing like pigs, tapirs actually belong to an ancient lineage including rhinos and horses. The Malayan tapir's striking, two-toned coloration allows this large mammal to camouflage within … Continue reading The Malayan Tapir

The Pronghorn

The fastest land mammal in the Americas, the pronghorn (Antilocapra americana) is the last surviving member of a once vast and diverse family - the¬†Antilocapridae.¬†Able to reach speeds of over 50 miles per hour, this hoofed mammal inhabits the expanse grasslands of North America. Superficially resembling antelopes, the pronghorn is actually more closely related to … Continue reading The Pronghorn