Tapir Tries To Enter A House In Seremban After Officials Fail To Lure It Into The Jungle

Tigers, sun bears, and tapirs...

Cover image via Seremban Page

A tapir was spotted in a residential area in Seremban yesterday, 23 July

According to Seremban District Civil Defence Force (CDF) officer Captain Md Fadir Md Nor, the animal was spotted in Taman Lavender Heights around noon, as reported by Berita Harian.

Image via Seremban Page

CDF rushed to the scene upon receiving a distress call at 12.30pm

They tried to lure it back into a nearby jungle. However, it entered a resident's housing compound instead.

Image via Seremban Page

Personnel locked the house gate and chased the tapir to the back of the compound. They then set a trap and herded the animal into it.

Image via Seremban Page

The tapir has since been transferred to a safe location

According to CDF, the tapir was from a nearby jungle, reported Berita Harian.

Tapirs are listed as endangered under the IUCN Red List

According to The Asean Post, habitat loss and hunting are the main reasons why tapirs are going extinct. The IUCN estimated that there were around 2,499 Malay tapirs left in 2014.

Image for illustration purposes only.

Image via The Asean Post

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