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Animals in Burma
One of the animals native to Burma is the Burmese python, which is one of the longest snakes on earth. This python can grow to up to nineteen feet long. These are the pythons that were brought to Florida as pets, escaped or were abandoned, and have now become invasive, specially in the Everglades. Though the Burmese python is non-venomous, a grown python is so large and strong that it's dangerous if not handled properly. They also inflict a nasty bite. They eat mammals of whatever size they can handle, and a very big Burmese python can eat a goat.

Another animal native to Burma is the tapir, a pig like beast that's found in the jungles of the Americas and Southeast Asia, including Burma. The tapir is a big animal that can grow about seven feet long and three feet high at the shoulder. Their proboscis, or nose, is prehensile, which means it can be used rather like an elephant's trunk as they forage. This gives their skull an unusual shape, and they have teeth and jaws very much like horses. They like to live in water and wallow in mudbaths to stay cool in the hot forests of Burma.

Gibbons also live in Burma. A gibbon is an ape with very long arms that make them adept at living and traveling in trees. Gibbons also have a special adaptation in their wrists, which are constructed like a ball and socket and can rotate easily. The basic unit of a gibbon is a mated pair, which is unusual for apes, and their children. They are quite vocal and social.

Flying foxes are also native to Burma. Flying foxes are bats that eat fruit and flowers. They can be very large, and can have a six foot wingspan, though they only weigh a few pounds. They have dense fur and the foxy shape of their heads give them their name. When they rest they often wrap their wings around them like a blanket. Unlike other bats, they lack echolocation, and some biologists believe they were descended not from bats but from primates.


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Even-toed ungulates in Burma
Tufted deer
Wild boar
Kanchil
Banteng
Greater mouse deer
Red goral
Gaur
Sambar
Chinese goral
Takin
Indian muntjac
Goral
Alpine musk deer
Black musk deer
Black muntjac
Fea's muntjac
Gongshan muntjac
Brow-antlered deer
Carnivores in Burma
Banded linsang
Spotted linsang
Back-striped weasel
Common otter
Large-spotted civet
Indian smooth-coated otter
Large indian civet
Small indian civet
Jungle cat
Clouded leopard
Asiatic black bear
Cross fox
Malayan sun bear
Asiatic jackal
Arctic wolf
Javan mongoose
Asiatic golden cat
Crab-eating mongoose
Leopard
Hog badger
Tiger
Chinese ferret-badger
Marbled cat
Burmese ferret-badger
Lesser panda
Siberian weasel
Yellow-throated marten
Banded palm civet
Yellow-bellied weasel
Flat-headed cat
Asiatic wild dog
Bearcat
Small-toothed palm civet
Fishing cat
Gem-faced civet
Asian palm civet
Dolphins, porpoises, and whales in Burma
Common rorqual
Pygmy killer whale
Pacific pilot whale
Grey dolphin
Black finless porpoise
Blainville's beaked whale
Irrawaddy dolphin
Chinese white dolphin
Bridled dolphin
Long-beaked dolphin
Common minke whale
Fraser's dolphin
Rough-toothed dolphin
Blue whale
Bats in Burma
Common pipistrelle
Whiskered bat
Hairy-faced bat
Long-winged tomb bat
Kelaart's pipistrelle
Large myotis
Black-bearded tomb bat
Lesser large-footed bat
Naked-rumped tomb bat
Lesser dawn bat
Horsfield's bat
Theobald's tomb bat
Intermediat horseshoe bat
Thick-eared bat
Burmese whiskered bat
Greater long-tongued fruit bat
Croslet horseshoe bat
Disk-footed bat
Whiskered myotis
Blyth's horseshoe bat
Woolly horseshoe bat
Lesser bamboo bat
Malayan horseshoe bat
Common thick-thumbed bat
Greater false vampire bat
Greater bamboo bat
Lesser false vampire bat
Least horseshoe bat
Shamel's horseshoe bat
Little nepalese horseshoe bat
Thomas's horseshoe bat
Trefoil horseshoe bat
Blanford's bat
Dobson's horseshoe bat
Tickell's bat
Western bent-winged bat
Lesser mouse-tailed bat
Great roundleaf bat
Greater mouse-tailed bat
Dusky roundleaf bat
Malayan slit-faced bat
Ashy roundleaf bat
Indian pipistrelle
Diadem roundleaf bat
Javan pipistrelle
Fulvus roundleaf bat
Little tube-nosed bat
Geoffroy's rousette
Intermediat roundleaf bat
Wrinkle-lipped free-tailed bat
Round-eared tube-nosed bat
Leschenault's rousette
Shield-faced roundleaf bat
Hutton's tube-nosed bat
Harlequin bat
Mount popa pipistrelle
Pomona roundleaf bat
Scully's tube-nosed bat
Pegu pipistrelle
Pratt's roundleaf bat
Blanford's fruit bat
Stoliczka's trident bat
Lesser dog-faced fruit bat
Hardwicke's woolly bat
Small flying-fox
Greater short-nosed fruit bat
Large flying fox
Flying lemurs in Burma
Malayan flying lemur
Hares, pikas, and rabbits in Burma
Burmese hare
Forrest's pika
Horses, rhinoceroses, and tapirs in Burma
Javan rhinoceros
Asian tapir
Sumatran rhinoceros
Pangolins in Burma
Malayan pangolin
Chinese pangolin
Primates in Burma
Bear macaque
Assam macaque
Crab-eating macaque
Rhesus macaque
Dusky leaf monkey
Bonneted langur
Slow loris
Common gibbon
Elephants in Burma
Asian elephant
Rodents in Burma
Shortridge's mouse
Edwards's long-tailed giant rat
Müller's giant sunda rat
Polynesian rat
Malayan porcupine
Orange-bellied himalayan squirrel
Himalayan striped squirrel
Himalayan field rat
Perny's long-nosed squirrel
Lesser bandicoot rat
Greater bandicoot rat
Swinhoe's striped squirrel
Sikkim rat
Asian red-cheeked squirrel
Savile's bandicoot rat
Tanezumi rat
Hairy-footed flying squirrel
Black giant squirrel
Small white-toothed rat
Bower's white-toothed rat
Pére david's vole
Kenneth's white-toothed rat
Manipur white-toothed rat
Red spiny rat
Gray-bellied squirrel
Pallas's squirrel
Indochinese ground squirrel
Asiatic long-tailed climbing mouse
Marmoset rat
Finlayson's squirrel
Brahma white-bellied rat
Red climbing mouse
Phayre's squirrel
Chinese white-bellied rat
Chinese scrub vole
Irrawaddy squirrel
Dark-tailed tree rat
Miss ryley's soft-furred rat
Anderson's squirrel
Smoke-bellied rat
Lang bian white-bellied rat
Tenasserim white-bellied rat
Lesser bamboo rat
Hoary bamboo rat
Chinese bamboo rat
Large bamboo rat
Fea's tree rat
Pencil-tailed tree mouse
Spotted giant flying squirrel
South china field mouse
Red giant flying squirrel
Little indian field mouse
Indian giant flying squirrel
Fawn-colored mouse
Particolored flying squirrel
Asiatic brush-tailed porcupine
Temminck's flying squirrel
Cook's mouse
Indochinese flying squirrel
Vordermann's flying squirrel
Gairdner's shrewmouse
Red-cheeked flying squirrel
Tree shrews in Burma
Northern tree shrew
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