Question: What are some native animals to Thailand?

What animals is Thailand known for?

10 Most Remarkable Animals in Thailand

  • Sun Bear. Found in the tropical forests of Southeast Asia is the sun bear, an animal that typically boasts jet black hair, a crest on the neck and slightly bowed legs. …
  • Siamese Crocodile. …
  • Tokay Gecko. …
  • King Cobra. …
  • Crab-Eating Macaque. …
  • Indochinese Tiger. …
  • Lar Gibbon. …
  • Whale Shark.

What is the rarest animal in Thailand?

The Indian elephant is an example of an endangered species that can be found in Thailand. Thailand is located in Southeast Asia and made up of 198,117 square miles.

Thailand’s Endangered Mammals.

Thailand’s Endangered Mammals Scientific Name
Malayan Tiger Panthera tigris jacksoni
Otter Civet Cynogale bennettii
Ussuri Dhole Cuon alpinus alpinus

Are elephants from Thailand?

The Thai elephant (Thai: ช้างไทย, chang Thai) is the official national animal of Thailand. The elephant found in Thailand is the Indian elephant (Elephas maximus indicus), a subspecies of the Asian elephant. In the early-1900s there were an estimated 100,000 domesticated or captive elephants in Thailand.

Does Thailand have giraffes?

BANGKOK — A giraffe that escaped from a truck while being transported to a zoo in Thailand was found dead in a drainage canal Thursday. The animal was found about 500 meters (yards) from where it and another giraffe fled Tuesday when the truck slowed on a highway, police in Chachoengsao province said.

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