Back in the 'fiftied my sister used to work for a shipping company and was always bringing home travel brochures. My favourites were from South Africa. I was the only child in my Grade 4 class who knew what a tapir was or what a Hutu tribeswoman looked like. Great class cred for me.
Regarding days for everything, I've just had a newspaper calendar laminated for my preschool grandaughter which has May 1 as Mother Goose Day and Save the Rhino Day. Whatever happened to Labour Day? This calendar should give her some Playgroup cred. Never too young!
Nope..1st time I'm reading of this. I hope it's a day when this animal (no doubt noble like the others) is praised and people vow to treat it better and protect it with each passing day.. or is the poor animal endangered further on this day?
I have heard of this animal, of course from Discovery/Nat Geo Wild & Animal Planet, another animal that I wanted to see was the Capybara. I was really happy to see one of each, though in captivity, at the Melbourne zoo. This has only perked up my ever-growing interest in observing animals/birds in their original habitat..
However strange the Tapir appears, I think its an excellent combination of a pygmy elephant (shorter snout) and a hog. Just amazing animal world!
Why don't Calendar makers' do one with all the 'days' that are called, then we'd all know, providing one had the calendar!
We do have 'strange' looking creatures on earth, but that does NOT mean one can denigrate them!
Human beings would look strange to lots of animals!
A Tapir is just another one of God's creatures, after all!