April 27, 2021
Let’s celebrate our beloved odd-toed ungulates this World Tapir Day on April 27! There are only four species in the world and one of them is our very own Malayan Tapir. Unique in the animal kingdom, tapirs have ears like a horse, legs like a hippo and a flexible snout like an elephant trunk. Why odd-toed? Well, tapirs also have 4 toes on each front foot and 3 on each back foot.Help bring more love to the tapir by getting or gifting one of our tapir products in-store. Each purchase helps the Malaysian Unity of Cultures (MUOC) support tapir conservation efforts in Malaysia and creates more understanding of these gentle giants.
1. MUOC Malayan Tapir Paper Toy
To start tapir appreciation early, start your young ‘uns with these tapir paper toys. Easy to self-assemble and eye-catching, they are friendly for toddlers as young as 3.
2. Borneo Animals - Tapir
Even though tapirs live among us in Southeast Asia, there is plenty we do not know about them. This easy reader will give your juniors a 101 course in tapir knowledge. Suitable for ages 5 and above.
3. MUOC T-shirt - Multiple Colours/Adult & Kids Sizes Available
Make it a family project by donning matching tapir tees. Available in multiple colours in adult and kids sizes, this is your chance to inspire questions from others about your love for the tapir.
4. MUOC Hand Sculpted Ceramic Tapir
There are less than 2,000 tapirs left in Malaysia. Proceeds from each unique hand-sculpted MUOC ceramic tapir supports conservation efforts at the Sungai Dusun Wildlife Conservation Centre.
5. MUOC Handmade Malayan Tapir Pillow (two sizes available)
Whether it’s to decorate your space or to have a sleeping buddy, MUOC’s tapir pillow is a loving companion. Made from high-quality covers, this pillow, available in two sizes, is perfect for comfort, recreation, decoration and education.