3,000 tapirs, one message: Help!

Some of the 3,000 clay figures of Malayan tapirs made by children across Malaysia to raise awareness about the animal's risk of extinction during a Malayan Tapir Awareness Campaign in Kuala Lumpur on Thursday.
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Some of the 3,000 clay figures of Malayan tapirs made by children across Malaysia to raise awareness about the animal's risk of extinction during a Malayan Tapir Awareness Campaign in Kuala Lumpur on Thursday.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 23, 2016, with the headline '3,000 tapirs, one message: Help!'. Print Edition | Subscribe