A look at tapirs, including their habitats, physical characteristics such as their prehensile proboscis, behaviors, relationships with humans, and the vitality of this umbrella species to its forest ecosystem today.
Part of the Living Wild series
Vivid photographs help take readers on a virtual field study to observe the life cycle and behaviors of each featured mammal, bird, or reptile. Each book also looks at past and present scientific research and includes a unique storytelling element in the form of an animal tale drawn from mythology or folklore. Progressively complex text draws readers into this interdisciplinary life science series.