What animals live in Phuket?

What animals live in Phuket?

It was teeming with wildlife – elephants, various deer, tigers, clouded leopards, black panthers, tapirs, black and sun bears, pangolins, banteng (huge buffaloes), rhinoceros, dugongs, water buffaloes, koupreys (wild oxen), huge hawksbill turtles, gazelles, binturongs (Asian bear cats), great monitor lizards.

What are the animals that live in Thailand?

Thailand is home to more than 10% of the world’s animals. There are more than 285 mammal species including elephants, tigers, leopards, Malaysian sun bears, sambars, deer and otters as well as a variety of primate species including gibbons, monkeys and macaques. Sheep, goats, wild cattle and wild hogs are also common.

What animals are in Koh Samui?

Wildlife in Koh Samui

  • Dogs.
  • Elephants, Crocodiles & Wild Monkeys.
  • Snakes. Koh Samui has around 200 species of snakes but the poisonous ones – such as king cobras – should be found deep in the jungle and not near human habitation.
  • Geckos.
  • Scorpions, Mosquitos and Other Insects.

What’s the deadliest snake in Thailand?

monocled cobra
The monocled cobra might just be the most dangerous of all the venomous snakes in Thailand. It’s thought to be responsible for more fatalities than any other snake species in the Land of Smiles.

What big cats are in Thailand?

The wild cats of Thailand include four big cats – the Indochinese tiger, Malayan tiger, Indochinese leopard and clouded leopard, and several smaller wild cats.

Does Thailand have raccoons?

This raised an eyebrow for us, but raccoons are considered legal pets in Thailand and can be purchased easily on the open market. Still, it seems only prudent to point out that markets like Chatuchak have come under fire from numerous animal rights’ groups for trading illegal and endangered wildlife species.

What animal is Thailand known for?

Asian elephant
The Official National Animal of Thailand. The national animal of Thailand is the Asian elephant.

What is the biggest animal in Thailand?

The Asian elephant is the largest animal in Thailand.

Are there monkeys on Koh Samui?

There are no wild monkeys on Samui.

Are king cobras in Thailand?

They are distributed across the Indian subcontinent, Southeast Asia, and the southern area of East Asia, in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burma, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. Mating season for King Cobras is during January.

Are there pythons in Thailand?

Danger level: The Burmese Python is more of a peaceful snake and does not tend to bite. A potential danger is present due to its size. Distribution: This subspecies is found throughout Thailand. Habitat/behaviour: By day these snakes inhabit the trees and shrubs of agricultural lands and forests.

Are leopards in Thailand?

In Thailand, the Indochinese leopard is present in the Western Forest Complex, Kaeng Krachan-Kui Buri and Khlong Saeng-Khao Sok protected area complexes. Leopards are reported to occur in Nam Kan National Protected Area as well.

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