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.
15 Most Dangerous Animals in Thailand Poisonous Snakes : Giant Centipedes . Scorpions . Jellyfish . Coral. Rockfish. Red Lion Fish. Dogs.
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.
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.
The wild cats of Thailand include four big cats – the Indochinese tiger , Malayan tiger, Indochinese leopard and clouded leopard , and several smaller wild cats.
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.
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.
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.
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 .
Thailand is the only Southeast Asian country never to have been colonized by a European power. It is known for its beautiful nature, delicious mangoes and strict rules about conversations on its monarchy.
For several years now, there has been a campaign calling for a better life for Bua Noi, Thailand’s last gorilla . As a result, there are concerns over the conditions for Bua Noi, as well as her fellow animals. The Free Gorilla campaign has therefore been advocating that Bua Noi be released into the wild.
Thailand is backpacker central and the most visited country in Southeast Asia. By many standards, Thailand is pretty safe for tourists. Tourism contributes a HUGE deal to the Thai economy and the government pretty much has your back.
Thailand’s pet population was about 13.2 million in 2017, up from 10.7 million in 2012. Of the total, 62% were dogs and 23% were cats.
Thailand has more than 200 snake species, including about three dozen that are venomous. But most do not pose a threat to people. “ There are only a few cases where snakes come into people’s houses and hurt them.”