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Animals in Cambodia
Approximately 70 percent of Cambodia is covered with forest containing an abundant and diverse population of indigenous wildlife totaling more than 2,200 unique species. Unfortunately, there are also many animals that are on the endangered species list. Some of the more familiar mammals of Cambodia are the
agile gibbon
Agile gibbon, Asian black bear, Asian elephant, and the Asian Golden Cat.

The Agile gibbon lives in the rain forests and spends most of its life in the tree canopy, rarely setting foot on the ground. It is classified by the International Union of Natural Conservation (IUNC) as an endangered species.

The Asian black bear is easily identified by the V-shaped patch of white fur on its chest. Similar to the gibbon, it also spends a great deal of its time in the trees. Prior to hibernation, it will make its den in a cave, a hollow log, or on a mountainside. Asian black bears are classified by the IUNC as a vulnerable species.

Asian elephants are migratory animals and can be found foraging the land from grasslands to tropical evergreen and deciduous forests. They have been domesticated and have served humans for thousands of years. Sadly, their population has been on the decline and they are considered an endangered species.

The Asian Golden Cat, prized for its magnificent fur coat and mythical protective powers, is also on the IUNC watch list. Because it is difficult to track and record this species, it is unknown exactly how many of them there are in the wild. This
wild cat
wild cat can climb trees and hunt birds similar to his smaller relatives, the domestic cat, but is also know to attack prey much larger than itself, such as
water buffalo
water buffalo.

For those who wish to see some of Cambodia's wildlife in person, there are several sanctuaries, reserves and day tours available.


Click here for a list of endangered animals in Cambodia.
Even-toed ungulates in Cambodia
Brow-antlered deer
Wild boar
Kanchil
Greater mouse deer
Sambar
Indian muntjac
Banteng
Grey ox
Gaur
Carnivores in Cambodia
Small indian civet
Asiatic golden cat
Asiatic wild dog
Clouded leopard
Jungle cat
Asiatic black bear
Leopard
Malayan sun bear
Tiger
Marbled cat
Leopard cat
Fishing cat
Javan mongoose
Hog badger
Common otter
Burmese ferret-badger
Hairy-nosed otter
Yellow-throated marten
Indian smooth-coated otter
Bearcat
Gem-faced civet
Asian palm civet
Large-spotted civet
Large indian civet
Dolphins, porpoises, and whales in Cambodia
Chinese white dolphin
Long-beaked dolphin
Black finless porpoise
Pygmy killer whale
Irrawaddy dolphin
Grey dolphin
Fraser's dolphin
Bats in Cambodia
Shamel's horseshoe bat
Bornean horseshoe bat
Lesser false vampire bat
Wrinkle-lipped free-tailed bat
Geoffroy's rousette
Greater asiatic yellow bat
Lesser dog-faced fruit bat
Lesser large-footed bat
Greater short-nosed fruit bat
Whiskered myotis
Thick-thumbed myotis
Himalayan whiskered bat
Long-winged tomb bat
Black-bearded tomb bat
Greater bamboo bat
Blanford's bat
Tickell's bat
Indian pipistrelle
Fulvus roundleaf bat
Intermediat roundleaf bat
Small flying-fox
Lyle's flying fox
Large flying fox
Woolly horseshoe bat
Malayan horseshoe bat
Acuminate horseshoe bat
Flying lemurs in Cambodia
Malayan flying lemur
Hares, pikas, and rabbits in Cambodia
Burmese hare
Horses, rhinoceroses, and tapirs in Cambodia
Sumatran rhinoceros
Javan rhinoceros
Pangolins in Cambodia
Malayan pangolin
Chinese pangolin
Primates in Cambodia
Slow loris
Capped gibbon
Douc langur
Bear macaque
Crab-eating macaque
Elephants in Cambodia
Asian elephant
Rodents in Cambodia
Hoary bamboo rat
Indochinese ground squirrel
Large bamboo rat
Ryukyu mouse
Fawn-colored mouse
Shortridge's mouse
Himalayan striped squirrel
Asian red-cheeked squirrel
Cambodian striped squirrel
Chestnut white-bellied rat
Asiatic long-tailed climbing mouse
Particolored flying squirrel
Malayan porcupine
Long-tailed giant rat
Rice-field rat
Polynesian rat
Small white-toothed rat
Sikkim rat
Tanezumi rat
Black giant squirrel
Finlayson's squirrel
Red spiny rat
Lesser bamboo rat
Tree shrews in Cambodia
Northern smooth-tailed tree shrew
Northern tree shrew
Dugongs, manatees, and sea cows in Cambodia
Dugong
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