A tapir is a large browsing mammal, roughly pig-like in shape. Tapirs inhabit jungle and forest regions of South America, Central America, and Southeast Asia.
Most tapirs are about 2 metres long, stand about a metre high at the shoulder, and weigh between 150 and 300 kg . Coats are short and range in color from reddish-brown to grey to nearly black, with the notable exceptions of the Malayan Tapir, which has a white saddle-shaped marking on its back, and the Mountain Tapir, which has longer, woolly fur. All tapirs have oval, white-tipped ears, rounded, protruding rumps with stubby tails, and splayed, hoofed toes, with four toes on the front feet and three on the hind feet, which help them walk on muddy and soft ground. Baby tapirs of all types have striped-and-spotted coats for camouflage. Females have a single pair of mammary glands.
Young tapirs reach sexual maturity between three and five years of age, with females maturing earlier than males. Under good conditions, a healthy female tapir can reproduce every two years; a single youngster is born after a gestation of about 13 months.
Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tapir - 14.04.2010
The adult Tapirs all look different, but each Tapir Baby has stripes.