"World Tapir Day has been established, in the first instance, to raise awareness about the four species of tapir that inhabit Central and South America and South-East Asia. Each of the four species is in decline...." from The World Tapir Day site.
I became aware of this as I reviewed the links I recently added to our web site and came on the information at the Bergen County Zoological Park site. They have a Baird's Tapir in residence.
Why should we care about tapirs? Me? I just like animals.
Recently added links on our site: Bergen County Zoological Park, Flat Rock Brook Nature Center, Tenafly Nature Center, New Jersey Children's Museum, Earthsongs - gorgeous things there , New Jersey Rabbit Rescue - rabbits available for adoption, Carol J. Colvin - artist - lovely paintings, MoonStruck boutiques - "a girly store", Ayesha Studio - fine jewelry.