The Thai elephant (Thai: ช้างไทย, chang Thai) is the official national animal of Thailand. The elephant found in Thailand is the Indian elephant (Elephas maximus indicus), a subspecies of the Asian elephant . In the early-1900s there were an estimated 100,000 domesticated or captive elephants in Thailand.
The leopard (Panthera pardus) described by Linnaeus in 1758 is the second largest cat in Thailand . Many people have a misconception about the black leopard (also known as the black panther ) as a separate species but in fact, it is the same as the yellow phased leopard.
Dominant dholes are hard to identify, as they do not engage in dominance displays as wolves do, though other clan members will show submissive behaviour toward them. In Thailand , clans rarely exceed three individuals.
15 Most Dangerous Animals in Thailand Poisonous Snakes : Giant Centipedes . Scorpions . Jellyfish . Coral. Rockfish. Red Lion Fish. Dogs.
Located in southern Asia it is known for great eats, martial arts, beaches, and many temples. Thailand also has many islands that are well known that have numerous resorts for tourists. If you have ever eaten Thai food you’ll know it’s a rewarding experience.
The wild cats of Thailand include four big cats – the Indochinese tiger , Malayan tiger , Indochinese leopard and clouded leopard , and several smaller wild cats.
There are estimated to be about 160 Indochinese tigers left in the wild in Thailand . They are also found in Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia and southwestern China. Globally there are estimated to be only about 3,900 tigers left in the wild, including the larger Bengal and Siberian tigers .
Crocodile numbers in Thailand and Southeast Asia generally have been decimated by habitat loss, commercial hunting for the skin trade and the capture of live reptiles to stock crocodile farms, according to the IUCN. In Thailand there are just a handful of wild populations in central and western national parks.
Whilst there aren’t too many to be found, Thailand is home to both Asian black and sun bears . Bear populations are found throughout Thailand , including tourist hotspots Khao Sok national park in Surat Thani and Khao Yai national park.
The scorpions in Thailand do have venomous , however it is so mild that it is comparable to the sting of a bee or a wasp. The sting is painful but harmless, however some people might develop an allergic reaction.
The Indochinese leopard is distributed in Southeast Asia, where today small populations remain only in Myanmar, Thailand , Malaysia, Cambodia, and southern China. In Thailand , the Indochinese leopard is present in the Western Forest Complex, Kaeng Krachan-Kui Buri and Khlong Saeng-Khao Sok protected area complexes.
There are wild rabbits in Thailand , and I suspect escaped domestic rabbits probably wouldn’t have what it takes to survive.
The clear warm waters are enticing, and are pretty safe for most of the year. The sea does contain dangerous creatures, such as sea snakes, lionfish, stonefish and jellyfish. However, it’s only really jellyfish that could concern swimmers, and these are not much of a problem on Thailand’s Andaman coast.
THAILAND HAS been ranked as one of the 20 most dangerous countries in the world for tourists, with high rates of crime and violence and low reliability of police services, according to a recent survey. The violence that flared in Thailand’s deep South in early 2004 took more than 6,800 lives.
Bull sharks and Tiger sharks have been located occasionally in Thai waters but they are very rarely encountered by divers as they prefer staying at depth. The shark divers are most likely to encounter in Thailand is the grey reef shark, which grows quite large – up to 2 metres – but is harmless.