Malayan tapir likes to bath in the water
An Orang Asli Folklore...
The Malayan tapir was said to be a handsome animal with black glossy coat. He was strong and had an impressive horn. However, he was vain and a bully.
One day, the bamboo rat and some mice drugged him, cut off his horn and filed down his sharp teeth. They also painted part of his body white to brand him like a criminal. When the tapir woke up, he felt disgraced and went into hiding.
This is how the tapir got his black and white coloration, became so shy and a vegetarian.