Tapirs are generally solitary animals, communicating through shrill whistles and urine scent-marks.
Tapirs like to spend a lot of time in the water, eating aquatic plants, cooling off, or washing away skin parasites. They can stay under the water for several minutes.
Tapirs can communicate in a number of ways. A high-pitched whistle is one of the most common sounds that they make. It resembles car brakes screeching to a halt!
A group of tapirs is known as a candle.