South American Tapir

Also commonly called the Brazilian tapir and the Amazonian tapir

The South American tapir is one of the four tapir species in the world. This species is completely brown, although young animals have striking white horizontal stripes. Many travellers want to see this animal when they visit the rainforests of South America.

The animal can be remarkably large. It can grow up to 2 meters and weigh more than 250 kilos. You will be surprised how big the animal is, and how relaxed it most of the time is. Especially when they rest and you can watch them from a distance.

Best places to see this South American tapir