How are tapirs adapted to the rainforest?
Tapirs of the rainforest have adapted because they like waterways and lots of vegetation, fruit, shoots and small branches to eat. They use their short snout to pull off branches or pull up vegetation that they eat. They tend to hide in the forest during the hot day because it is cooler there and do their feeding at night. Their young are born with spots on their legs and stripes on their backs that help them hide on the jungle floor during the day. They also like to be near waterways as a means of escape from enemies. Their splayed toes help them as they walk through the soggy jungle floors.