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Wildlife

There is an abundance of wildlife in Malaysia's tropical forests.  Asian elephants, tigers, sun bears, tapirs, rhinoceroses (an endangered species) and a variety of deer species are some of the large mammals to be found in Malaysia.  Other endangered species are the orangutan and three of the protected gibbons species.

Snakes are abundant as well, with over 100 species, including pythons and the king cobra.  Crocodiles and other amphibians make Malaysia their home, too.

Numerous species of butterflies and moths can be found in Malaysia, a country renowned for its insect population.  Other (somewhat unpopular) insects are mosquitoes, red ants, scorpions and spiders and hornets.

 


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