World Tapir Day
World Tapir Day is observed next on Saturday, April 27th, 2024 (143 days from today).
World Tapir Day warns people about some endangered animals and raises awareness to protect them in the future on April 27th every year.
The tapir is a large, herbivorous mammal similar in appearance to a pig, with a short and long snout. Tapirs live in the jungle regions of South America, Central America, and Southeast Asia. The Brazilian tapir, the Malayan tapir, the Baird tapir, the Kabomani tapir and the mountain tapir are five tapir species that still exist now. The average lifespan of tapirs is about 25 to 30 years. They require large terrestrial spaces to maintain a genetically diverse population. Human activity threatens it - be it mining, palm oil plantations, roads or settlements. All tapir species face extinction. It is important to prevent tapirs as well as rainforests and other habitats from extinction, thereby, to help to save the planet and reduce the impact of climate change.
History of World Tapir Day
World Tapir Day was created to protect all endangered species from extinction. The areas they inhabit are forest or dense forest, which makes them particularly vulnerable to deforestation, especially large herbivores. But their extinction goes far beyond the loss of another unique species, the loss of which could in fact endanger the entire remaining forest. As part of their natural habits, they are also responsible for dispersing seeds throughout the forest and are among the oldest species found in these areas.
Many people do not know that Tapirs are losing a special part of the world without knowing they existed. It is because of these unknown animals that people who visit zoos, often mistake them for members of another species.
How to celebrate World Tapir Day
The simple way to celebrate World Tapir Day is to pick up a book or search the information about species and familiarize you with their role in the habitat via internet. Moreover, going out and organizing some events at your local school or in your community to transmit more information about World Tapir Day and raise awareness for all people about the importance of protecting these species.
You can also look at your local community zoo and determine if they have a tapir exhibit, and if so, you can help raise awareness of their presence and encourage people to go to the zoos and learn more about them! You can also donate to organizations that work to protect the forests, named Tapirs in your local area or in the world.
ObservedWorld Tapir Day has been observed annually on April 27th.
Wednesday, April 27th, 2022
Thursday, April 27th, 2023
Saturday, April 27th, 2024
Sunday, April 27th, 2025
Monday, April 27th, 2026