May 20, 2012

The tapir, asserting its place

The tapir has been featured on this blog regularly. I feel this is justified because they are definitely not conventionally attractive, with their chunky outlines and odd snouts. But I also always feel slightly guilty, unsure whether they belong here because in truth I find them so adorable.

I did eventually get a chance to feature the tapir behaving extremely badly on my other blog, which I felt counted as a sort of penance. But even better, now I can give you the only picture of a tapir I have ever seen that even I find utterly unattractive.

Thanks (I think) to The Telegraph.
-Wombat (No Relation)


Flehmen Response said...

Outstanding photo!

Peggy said...

I never realized how much their teeth looked like human's. And I think they're cute too.

wombat said...

You mean you think their teeth are cute? Hmm. You might be right.

flying eagle woman said...

LOLOL I Love this site. I've always had an affinity for tapirs, I feel they're completely misunderstood!!!!

Anonymous said...

Shouldn't that be the TAPIRGRAPH?

Bruce T.