Tapir killed on Pahang highway

PEKAN: A tapir, believed to be about seven years old, was killed by a car along the Jalan Kuantan-Gambang stretch this morning.

Listed as endangered by the Department of Wildlife and National Parks, the animal is believed to have wandered onto the highway in search of food.

It is learnt that this was the third tapir to be killed in the area.

The animals are believed to be forced out of their habitats due to logging and deforestation activities.