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Animals in Taiwan
Taiwan has some rare species of animals that are found in no other parts of the world. A species of the monkey, Formosan Rock Macaque, is a monkey that is only found in Taiwan. They are also home to the
Swinhoe
Swinhoe and Mikado pheasants that are extinct in the rest of the parts of the world. There are also over sixty species of mammals that live in Taiwan and over five hundred species of birds that live in this country. You will find an abundant supply of deer, monkeys, goats, geese, bears and
wild boar
wild boars in Taiwan. There are over seventeen thousand different types of insects and over four hundred different types of butterflies found in Taiwan. The Formosan black bear was the reason that Taiwan's government enacted several laws to protect endangered species. Currently, Taiwan has 174 animals on the national protected species list and they have appointed a special committee to prevent extinction of these animals.

Taiwan has a reputation for the variety of plant life that lives on the island. The island has over four thousand kinds of plants. The plants will vary by elevation. On the low parts of the islands you will find a variety of bamboo and palm and on the high parts of the island you will find Japanese cedars and junipers. Over half of the island is covered in forest. The highest parts of Taiwan have completely different types of plants than any other part of the island. It consists of the evergreen tropical trees and the trees are known for their broad leaves. Taiwan has great plant life because of the humid and warn weather. There are over 190 types of plants that can be found on the island of Taiwan.


Click here for a list of endangered animals in Taiwan.
Even-toed ungulates in Taiwan
Sika deer
Sambar
Reeves's muntjac
Wild boar
Carnivores in Taiwan
Leopard cat
Common otter
Asiatic black bear
Crab-eating mongoose
Chinese ferret-badger
Siberian weasel
Gem-faced civet
Small indian civet
Clouded leopard
Dolphins, porpoises, and whales in Taiwan
Killer whale
Atlantic dolphin
False killer whale
Pacific pilot whale
Chinese white dolphin
Grey dolphin
Bridled dolphin
Long-beaked dolphin
Fraser's dolphin
Pacific white-sided dolphin
Bottle-nosed dolphin
Blainville's beaked whale
Cuvier's beaked whale
Ginkgo-toothed beaked whale
Coalfish whale
Black finless porpoise
Bryde's whale
Blue whale
Common rorqual
Bats in Taiwan
Noctule
Taiwan big-eared bat
Ryukyu flying-fox
Formosan lesser horseshoe bat
Serotine
Lesser asiatic yellow bat
Hairy-winged bat
Great roundleaf bat
European free-tailed bat
Asian particolored bat
Taiwan tube-nosed bat
Large-footed bat
Hodgson's bat
Hares, pikas, and rabbits in Taiwan
Chinese hare
Pangolins in Taiwan
Chinese pangolin
Primates in Taiwan
Formosan rock macaque
Rodents in Taiwan
Greater bandicoot rat
Hairy-footed flying squirrel
Pallas's squirrel
Red and white giant flying squirrel
Indian giant flying squirrel
Perny's long-nosed squirrel
Lesser rice-field rat
Tanezumi rat
Pére david's vole
Maritime striped squirrel
Taiwan vole
Eurasian harvest mouse
Ryukyu mouse
Striped field mouse
Taiwan field mouse
Coxing's white-bellied rat
Oldfield white-bellied rat
Dugongs, manatees, and sea cows in Taiwan
Dugong
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