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Animals in Malaysia
There is a variety of different animals that live in Malaysia. You would be suprised to see the many habitats that exist in this country. Asian elephants, tigers,
sun bear
sun bears, tapirs, and 100 different species of snakes. Malaysia is famous for it's Indochinese tiger as well as the
clouded leopard
clouded leopard. There are also many different types of sunbears that reside in Malaysia.
Malaysia has a total of 210 different mammal species, and and 620 species of birds. Two thirds of this country is actually covered in forests. There are 20 different sea snakes that exist in the marine life. Out of the 150 species of snakes that exist, only 16 of them are venemous. Some of those snakes include the king cobra, and the viper. People who live in Malaysia, get to see many habitats everywhere. The wild is definitely very existant in Malaysia. There are many different rain forests as well as heath forests. The marine life have actually posed a threat because of the habitat destruction that has been occuring. Animal trafficking is also a big problem in Malaysia.
There are so many sharks that exist in the Coral Triangle and are also a big part of the marine life in Malaysia. Some of these sharks include whale sharks, hammerhead sharks, and reef sharks.
Malaysia has a wide diversity of animals and many different habitats exist within the country. People who live there have adjusted to it, but they can come to a surprise for most tourists that visit.


Click here for a list of endangered animals in Malaysia.
Even-toed ungulates in Malaysia
Banteng
Gaur
Bearded pig
Wild boar
Kanchil
Greater mouse deer
Sambar
Bornean yellow muntjack
Indian muntjac
Carnivores in Malaysia
Malayan civet
Clouded leopard
Hairy-nosed otter
Hose's palm civet
Indian smooth-coated otter
Leopard cat
Flat-headed cat
Fishing cat
Leopard
Tiger
Marbled cat
Bay cat
Short-tailed mongoose
Asiatic golden cat
Javan mongoose
Collared mongoose
Crab-eating mongoose
Hog badger
Burmese ferret-badger
Large indian civet
Malayan sun bear
Malayan stink badger
Small indian civet
Yellow-throated marten
Everett's ferret-badger
Malayan weasel
Banded palm civet
Bearcat
Small-toothed palm civet
Asiatic wild dog
Gem-faced civet
Otter civet
Asian palm civet
Banded linsang
Large-spotted civet
Dolphins, porpoises, and whales in Malaysia
Coalfish whale
Bryde's whale
Blue whale
Black finless porpoise
Chinese white dolphin
Irrawaddy dolphin
Bridled dolphin
Killer whale
Long-beaked dolphin
Rough-toothed dolphin
Melon-headed whale
Grey dolphin
Bunch
Blainville's beaked whale
Pygmy sperm whale
Bottle-nosed dolphin
Fraser's dolphin
Common minke whale
Bats in Malaysia
Lesser woolly horseshoe bat
Hutton's tube-nosed bat
Dayak roundleaf bat
Cox's roundleaf bat
Greater short-nosed fruit bat
Shamel's horseshoe bat
Gilded tube-nosed bat
Cantor's roundleaf bat
Lesser brown horseshoe bat
Brown tube-nosed bat
Intermediat roundleaf bat
Spotted-winged fruit bat
Trefoil horseshoe bat
Large asian roundleaf bat
Whiskered bat
Shield-faced roundleaf bat
Malayan roundleaf bat
Bare-backed rousette
Pomona roundleaf bat
Noctule
Dayak fruit bat
Naked-rumped pouched bat
Pratt's roundleaf bat
Malayan slit-faced bat
Lesser asiatic yellow bat
Lesser long-tongued frut bat
Least roundleaf bat
Small asian sheath-tailed bat
Greater long-tongued fruit bat
Small flying-fox
Lesser sheath-tailed bat
Large flying fox
Greater dawn bat
Lesser dawn bat
Lucas' short-nosed fruit bat
Common thick-thumbed bat
Northern free-tailed bat
Greater false vampire bat
Flores woolly bat
Wrinkle-lipped free-tailed bat
Lesser false vampire bat
Hardwicke's woolly bat
Small woolly bat
Acuminate horseshoe bat
Hairless bat
Temminck's tailless fruit bat
Intermediat horseshoe bat
Black-capped fruit bat
Long-winged tomb bat
White-collared fruit bat
Least woolly bat
Arcuate horseshoe bat
Large-footed bat
Black-bearded tomb bat
Papillose woolly bat
Bornean horseshoe bat
Hodgson's bat
Blanford's bat
Clear-winged woolly bat
Croslet horseshoe bat
Rohu's bat
Lesser large-footed bat
False serotine bat
Painted bat
Creagh's horseshoe bat
Kelaart's pipistrelle
Horsfield's bat
Large false serotine
Western bent-winged bat
Whitehead's woolly bat
Blyth's horseshoe bat
Pallid large-footed myotis
Ridley's leaf-nosed bat
Malayan horseshoe bat
Woolly horseshoe bat
Javan pipistrelle
Burmese whiskered bat
Great roundleaf bat
Malayan tailless leaf-nosed bat
Marshall's horseshoe bat
Small bent-winged bat
Big-eared horseshoe bat
Whiskered myotis
Dusky roundleaf bat
Pygmy fruit bat
Smaller horseshoe bat
Malayan free-tailed bat
Ridley's bat
Bicolored roundleaf bat
Stoliczka's trident bat
Lesser bamboo bat
Large-eared horseshoe bat
Bronze tube-nosed bat
Diadem roundleaf bat
Narrow-winged pipistrelle
Himalayan whiskered bat
Fawn roundleaf bat
Lesser dog-faced fruit bat
Greater bamboo bat
Least horseshoe bat
Round-eared tube-nosed bat
Borneo roundleaf bat
Ashy roundleaf bat
Horsefield's fruit bat
Flying lemurs in Malaysia
Malayan flying lemur
Horses, rhinoceroses, and tapirs in Malaysia
Sumatran rhinoceros
Javan rhinoceros
Asian tapir
Pangolins in Malaysia
Malayan pangolin
Primates in Malaysia
Orang-utan
Long-nosed monkey
Banded langur
White-faced langur
Gray leaf monkey
Maroon langur
Bear macaque
Crab-eating macaque
Pig-tailed macaque
Slow loris
Agile gibbon
Common gibbon
Bornean gibbon
Horsfield's tarsier
Dusky leaf monkey
Elephants in Malaysia
Asian elephant
Rodents in Malaysia
Gray tree rat
Shrew-faced squirrel
Edwards's long-tailed giant rat
Long-tailed giant rat
Ryukyu mouse
Dark-tailed tree rat
Bower's white-toothed rat
Hoary bamboo rat
Chestnut white-bellied rat
Bornean mountain ground squirrel
Large bamboo rat
Long-tailed mountain rat
Asian red-cheeked squirrel
Ear-spot squirrel
Inabalu squirrel
Smoky flying squirrel
Gray-bellied squirrel
Pallas's squirrel
Black-striped squirrel
Mountain spiny rat
Annandale's rat
Plantain squirrel
Small spiny rat
Gray-cheeked flying squirrel
Rice-field rat
Least pygmy squirrel
Borneo black-banded squirrel
Mountain giant rat
Malayan mountain spiny rat
Red-cheeked flying squirrel
Summit rat
Tufted pygmy squirrel
Prevost's squirrel
Müller's giant sunda rat
Chestnut-bellied spiny rat
Malayan porcupine
Timor rat
Brooke's squirrel
Rajah spiny rat
Thick-spined porcupine
Malayan field rat
Lesser pygmy flying squirrel
Sculptor squirrel
Horse-tailed squirrel
Red spiny rat
Cream-coloured giant squirrel
Black giant squirrel
Hose's pygmy flying squirrel
Jentink's squirrel
Whitehead's spiny rat
Tufted ground squirrel
Selangor pygmy flying squirrel
Ranee mouse
Low's squirrel
Spotted giant flying squirrel
Lesser ranee mouse
Slender squirrel
Red giant flying squirrel
Marmoset rat
Himalayan striped squirrel
Whiskered flying squirrel
Temminck's flying squirrel
Pencil-tailed tree mouse
Vordermann's flying squirrel
Large pencil-tailed tree mouse
Gray-bellied pencil-tailed tree mouse
Small pencil-tailed tree mouse
Black flying squirrel
Long-tailed porcupine
Thomas's flying squirrel
Four-striped ground squirrel
Asiatic brush-tailed porcupine
Three-striped ground squirrel
Malayan tree rat
Black-eared squirrel
Tree shrews in Malaysia
Bornean smooth-tailed tree shrew
Pen-tailed tree shrew
Northern tree shrew
Striped tree shrew
Common tree shrew
Slender tree shrew
Pygmy tree shrew
Mountain tree shrew
Painted tree shrew
Large tree shrew
Bornean tree shrew
Dugongs, manatees, and sea cows in Malaysia
Dugong
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