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The tapir is a crucial part of the Amazonian rainforest's ecosystem since they play a vital role in dispersing and fertilizing seeds. Due to unsustainable hunting, reduced habitat due to climate change, and the consumption of tapir meat from indigenous tribes, the tapir is now classified as an endangered species. If Tapirs go extinct, we could lose up to $13.65 trillion in carbon credits that could help fight climate change. So how can the tapirs adapt to the new challenges climate change has brought? Now, the tapir has enhanced leg muscles and decreased in overall weight to aid in running, so it is more agile and quick to run away from poachers/hunters. To camoflauge better to its dry, changing environment and for safety against hunters, the tapir's coat is now a darker brown and green. Since the environment is now hotter ,the tapir has a thinner coat with less fur.