<p><strong>Status: Endangered</strong></p><p><strong></strong>The Malayan tapir <em>(Tapirus indicus)</em> requires primary forest—particularly late-stage tropical forest—for refuge. Destruction of these forests, including the growth of palm oil plantations, threatens the species. Photographed at <a href="http://mnzoo.org/" target="_blank">Minnesota Zoo</a>, Apple Valley.</p><p class="p1"><a href="http://www.cafepress.com/Art.1670923276" target="_blank">Buy a print</a> | &nbsp;<a href="http://www.natgeocreative.com/photography/1770241" target="_blank">License this photo</a></p>

Status: Endangered

The Malayan tapir (Tapirus indicus) requires primary forest—particularly late-stage tropical forest—for refuge. Destruction of these forests, including the growth of palm oil plantations, threatens the species. Photographed at Minnesota Zoo, Apple Valley.

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Photograph by Joel Sartore, Nat Geo Image Collection

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