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World Tapir Day is held on April 27th to raise awareness about the conservation of tapirs and their habitats. Tapirs are large, herbivorous mammals that are found in Central and South America, as well as in parts of Asia. They play an important role in their ecosystems by dispersing seeds and shaping vegetation.
The main purpose of World Tapir Day is to educate people about the threats that tapirs face, including habitat loss, hunting, and poaching. The day also aims to promote efforts to conserve and protect tapir populations, and to encourage people to take action to help these animals.
World Tapir Day was first established in 2008 by the Tapir Specialist Group, which is part of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).