Take a look at seven unique animals that further highlight the diversity of the Southeast Asian region
Southeast Asia is not only the host of some of the world’s most unique cultures and communities. The region’s distinctive hues also come from its natural environment, which happens to serve as the home of some truly intriguing forms of flora and fauna.
These natural treasures are greatly valued both locally and internationally, which is why they are recognized and protected to a large extent. The fact that there are a large number of national parks—such as the Gunung Mulu National Park and Komodo National Park—and protected areas in Southeast Asia should testify to this adequately.
What follows is a list that focuses on the fauna of Southeast Asia, by shedding some light on seven animals that are prominent and distinct parts of the region’s natural ecosystem. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled, because the next time you happen to be in Southeast Asia, you might just see one or more of them!
COMMONLY FOUND IN: The jungles of Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar and Thailand
COMMONLY FOUND IN: The jungles of Borneo and Sumatra
COMMONLY FOUND IN: Malaysia and Southern Thailand, alongside the jungles of Borneo, Java, and Sumatra. For an exciting birdwatching tour, head over to Langkawi and catch the island’s largest bird, the Great Hornbill, in action.
COMMONLY FOUND IN: The Indonesian islands of Komodo, Rinca, Padar, Flores and Gili Motang
COMMONLY FOUND IN: The jungles of Southeast Asia, except Brunei and Singapore
COMMONLY FOUND IN: The jungles of the entire Southeast Asian region
COMMONLY FOUND IN: Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, and Vietnam
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