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  Asian Tapir

 

Thailand

The Asian Tapir feeds on fruit and leaves, and has a short, prehensile snout, which it uses to grasp leaves and guide them into the mouth. This trunk is in fact a fusion of the upper lip and nose, and is thus also used to probe and investigate unfamiliar things. See also List of Thai Animal Names.

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