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Animals in Vietnam
Nearly every category of animal known is represented on the ribbon of land that hugs the coastline of the Indochina Peninsula. The country of Vietnam is deceptively large ' nearly the size of Germany. Many contrasting climates and conditions, such as differences in latitude and terrain, contribute to the biodiversity found there. In fact, sixteen percent of the entire world's known species are represented, which experts consider high 'species diversity.' Conditions can vary widely between the hills and heavily forested mountains due to the wet summers and dry winters in the region. In the mountains and highlands, the temperatures can approach freezing in the winter and become scorching hot in the summer.

The Saola, also known as the Asian Unicorn, is one of the rarest animals in the world. A member of the bovine family, the Saola is found only on one relatively small mountain range in Vietnam and neighboring Laos. This unusual creature was virtually unknown to the outside world until 1992.

Numerous species of monkeys live in Vietnam, many of which are on the endangered list. The Tonkin Snub-Nosed Langur was thought to be extinct until 1990, when a small population was discovered in a remote province of Vietnam. It is now believed that fewer than 250 exist today.

There are several types of langur, a kind of arboreal monkey, which live in the forest's canopy. Characterized partly by their long fur and slender, elongated hands and feet, the species vary widely from region to region.
The tropical rainforests of this beautiful land also house an array of reptiles, amphibians, insects, mammals, and many other crawling and slithering things.

There are 840 bird species in Vietnam, yet only one is endemic to that part of the world. The Edwards's Pheasant, currently on the endangered list, is believed to have a population of less than three thousand in the wild. However, this beautiful bird is doing well in captivity in the country's many nature preserves.

Several animal species in this diverse region are stressed by loss of habitat. But among Vietnam's 28 national parks are 126 conservation areas where nature and wildlife are flourishing.


Click here for a list of endangered animals in Vietnam.
Even-toed ungulates in Vietnam
Banteng
Grey ox
Gaur
Indo-chinese warty pig
Chinese forest musk deer
Fea's muntjac
Brow-antlered deer
Wild boar
Greater mouse deer
Sika deer
Sambar
Indian muntjac
Carnivores in Vietnam
Malayan sun bear
Short-tailed mongoose
Leopard
Javan mongoose
Tiger
Crab-eating mongoose
Hog badger
Marbled cat
Chinese ferret-badger
Burmese ferret-badger
Asiatic jackal
Yellow-throated marten
Yellow-bellied weasel
Asiatic golden cat
Siberian weasel
Bearcat
Small-toothed palm civet
Gem-faced civet
Leopard cat
Asian palm civet
Owston's banded palm civet
Fishing cat
Spotted linsang
Asiatic black bear
Large-spotted civet
Large indian civet
Asiatic wild dog
Back-striped weasel
Small indian civet
Cross fox
Otter civet
Common otter
Hairy-nosed otter
Clouded leopard
Indian smooth-coated otter
Jungle cat
Racoon dog
Dolphins, porpoises, and whales in Vietnam
Irrawaddy dolphin
Killer whale
Blainville's beaked whale
Chinese white dolphin
Long-beaked dolphin
Melon-headed whale
Fraser's dolphin
Black finless porpoise
Pygmy killer whale
Grey dolphin
Bats in Vietnam
Woolly horseshoe bat
Lesser false vampire bat
Leschenault's rousette
Big-eared horseshoe bat
Ratanaworabhan's fruit bat
Harlequin bat
Great roundleaf bat
Malayan horseshoe bat
Greater asiatic yellow bat
Dusky roundleaf bat
Marshall's horseshoe bat
Ashy roundleaf bat
Bourret's horseshoe bat
Vietnam leaf-nosed bat
Diadem roundleaf bat
Western bent-winged bat
Fulvus roundleaf bat
Small bent-winged bat
Intermediat roundleaf bat
Pratt's roundleaf bat
Lesser great leaf-nosed bat
Kelaart's pipistrelle
Round-eared tube-nosed bat
Javan pipistrelle
Hutton's tube-nosed bat
Black-bearded tomb bat
Mount popa pipistrelle
Scully's tube-nosed bat
Theobald's tomb bat
Wrinkle-lipped free-tailed bat
Least pipistrelle
Great evening bat
Papillose woolly bat
Painted bat
Small flying-fox
Large myotis
Lesser dog-faced fruit bat
Lyle's flying fox
Lesser large-footed bat
Horsfield's bat
Greater short-nosed fruit bat
Whiskered myotis
Himalayan whiskered bat
Lesser brown horseshoe bat
Little nepalese horseshoe bat
Thomas's horseshoe bat
Stoliczka's trident bat
Noctule
Lesser long-tongued frut bat
Greater long-tongued fruit bat
Intermediat horseshoe bat
Bornean horseshoe bat
Greater false vampire bat
Geoffroy's rousette
Flying lemurs in Vietnam
Malayan flying lemur
Hares, pikas, and rabbits in Vietnam
Burmese hare
Chinese hare
Horses, rhinoceroses, and tapirs in Vietnam
Sumatran rhinoceros
Javan rhinoceros
Pangolins in Vietnam
Malayan pangolin
Chinese pangolin
Primates in Vietnam
Fran├žois's langur
Douc langur
Bear macaque
Assam macaque
Crab-eating macaque
Rhesus macaque
Slow loris
Lesser slow loris
Elephants in Vietnam
Asian elephant
Rodents in Vietnam
Mo's spiny rat
Bower's white-toothed rat
Kenneth's white-toothed rat
Indochinese ground squirrel
Finlayson's squirrel
Inornate squirrel
Himalayan striped squirrel
Black-striped squirrel
Spotted giant flying squirrel
Maritime striped squirrel
Cambodian striped squirrel
Particolored flying squirrel
Swinhoe's striped squirrel
Gray-cheeked flying squirrel
Indochinese flying squirrel
Red-cheeked flying squirrel
Ryukyu mouse
Malayan porcupine
Fea's tree rat
Fawn-colored mouse
Pencil-tailed tree mouse
Cook's mouse
Chapa pygmy dormouse
Gairdner's shrewmouse
Shortridge's mouse
Asiatic long-tailed climbing mouse
Edwards's long-tailed giant rat
Long-tailed giant rat
Rice-field rat
Polynesian rat
Perny's long-nosed squirrel
Lesser rice-field rat
Himalayan field rat
Red-hipped squirrel
Osgood's rat
Chestnut white-bellied rat
Asian red-cheeked squirrel
Sikkim rat
Lang bian white-bellied rat
Tanezumi rat
Tenasserim white-bellied rat
Asiatic brush-tailed porcupine
Black giant squirrel
Hoary bamboo rat
Greater bandicoot rat
Chinese bamboo rat
Savile's bandicoot rat
Red spiny rat
Large bamboo rat
Hairy-footed flying squirrel
Delacour's marmoset rat
Small white-toothed rat
Tree shrews in Vietnam
Northern smooth-tailed tree shrew
Northern tree shrew
Dugongs, manatees, and sea cows in Vietnam
Dugong
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