World Tapir Day is all about raising awareness about tapirs. They live in Central and South America, and Southeast Asia. Tapirs are large herbivores and are an endangered species, they are under threat from humans encroaching upon their territory.
Tapirs live in jungles, swamp land, forest, and grasslands but all these areas are under threat from us. This is due to palm oil plantations, housing, infrastructure, and mining. Tapirs need large tracts of undisturbed land in order to maintain their genetically-diverse population. Tapirs are important to the ecosystem because they disperse seeds.
You can learn more about Tapir’s at The Tapir Day website
You can see Tapirs at many zoos. Just by doing a quick search I found that you can see them at the following places and I’m sure there are many more .
Some of the World land trust’s projects help the Tapir and you can donate on their website.