Frequent question: How many species are there in Malaysia?

Malaysia is home to 368 species of fish, 746 species of birds, 300 species of mammals, 379 reptile species, and 198 amphibian species.

How many endemic species are there in Malaysia?

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Class of species Endemic species
Higher plants 93 10
16 12
1,926 381
Total 2,199 404

What animal can only be found in Malaysia?

When visiting the Kinabalu National Park, make sure to look out for certain animals, including orangutan, rhinoceros hornbill, leopard, Malayan weasel, Bornean gibbon, bearded pig, tarsier, elephant, and mountain serpent-eagle among other species of wildlife in Malaysia.

Does Malaysia have Fox?

According to Dr Sheema, both the Malayan flying fox (Pteropus vampyrus) and island flying fox (Pteropus hypomelanus) are classified as “Endangered” under Malaysia’s National Red List. Flying foxes are severely threatened worldwide due to over-hunting and deforestation.

What is the most dangerous animal in Malaysia?

One of the most common dangerous animals in Malaysia that you may encounter is the Mangrove Pit Viper. Malaysia is actually home to a vast number of snake species, a lot of which are venomous and pack a mean bite!

Mangrove Pit Viper.

Latin Name Trimeresurus purpureomaculatus
Conservation Status Least Concern IUCN

What big cats are in Malaysia?

Peninsular Malaysia holds four big cats: the Indochinese tiger, the Malayan tiger, the Indochinese leopard and also the clouded leopard. Another major predator is the sunbear.

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Keeping protected wildlife as pets is actually illegal in Malaysia, so it’s best to do your research before getting any pet, especially if you’re unsure if the animal you have your eye on is suitable and legal as a pet.

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