Animals of Thailand: amazing rare and dangerous inhabitants
For millions of years nature in the country of eternal summer created a large variety of unique inhabitants. The native animals are elephants, monkeys, Himalayan black bears, wild bulls Gaura, cat bears binturong, hornbills, various snakes and lizards. In the sea there are stingrays, Moray eels, reef fish and other colorful bright liveliness.
The symbol of the Kingdom of Thailand is elephant. Hard to imagine that a six ton animal can easily climb the mountain. Elephants confidently move on inclined surfaces, keeping its balance by the massive legs and trunk, which cling to the trees. In addition, elephants are excellent swimmers and can move across water for significant distances.
A diverse group of monkeys that live in all parts of the country. This white handed Gibbons, orangutans, several species of macaques and Tonkolili monkeys, which are trained to gather coconuts. In the Eastern parts it is possible to meet rare animal bright color with dense hair – Laurie (he’s a lemur). In the forests there are about 60 species of squirrels, which are found throughout Thailand.
Predators are leopard, tiger, black Panther, Golden cat. In the Western part of the country in the evergreen forests are home to jungle cats, Bengal cats – the tiny animals of the cat family. In every region of Thailand found a black bear, and the West – Himalayan.Other raptors can be found red wolves and jackals.
In bamboo thickets and tropical forests are home to many wild boars. There are some species of deer, including two species of miniature species – Malay deer and kancil. In the Malay Peninsula and in the dense marshy forests in the southern part of the country inhabits a very rare animal – shabrack tapir, found only in Indochina.
In Thailand the varied fauna of birds – partridges, wild chickens, parrots, peacocks (including green), as well as birds of prey (Falcon, eagle, hawk). To the waterfowl include herons, ducks, white pelicans. Diverse world of insects, some butterflies-there are more than 600 species, there are huge tarantulas.
Coastal and inland waters abound with marine animals. Labyrinth fish can breathe not only in water but also in air, and the fish anabas lasashi can exist on land, climbing the low branches of trees.
Dangerous animals in Thailand
You should know that dangerous inhabitants in Thailand, and they can trap you at every step. The most dangerous animals are the Scorpions and snakes of Thailand. of which are especially poisonous Royal and ordinary Cobra, Python, Viper, several species of sea snakes. It should be noted that they can even get into the hotel room. In the Malay Peninsula and in the marshes of the Central district, there are crocodiles.
Care should be taken when bathing in the sea, because some types of jellyfish can be very dangerous. But these jellyfish are found in coastal waters of the country is extremely rare and, as a rule, jellyfish stings, though sick, but not a threat to life.
We are not trying to frighten you, actually dangerous animals can not be found, even visiting Thailand many times. Safely explore and meet the amazing inhabitants of the stunningly beautiful places of the earth.