Malayan Tapir

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Malayan Tapir
Malayan Tapir (London Zoo)
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Perissodactyla
Family: Tapiridae
Genus: Tapirus
Species: T. indicus
Binomial name
Tapirus indicus
(Desmarest, 1819)
Malayan Tapir range

The Malayan Tapir (Tapirus indicus), also called the Asian Tapir, is the largest of the five species of tapir and the only one native to Asia. The scientific name refers to the East Indies, the species' natural habitat. In the Malay, the tapir is commonly referred to as "cipan", "tenuk" or "badak tampong".