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Where better to start than with the animal that’s a national symbol? Elephants are found all over Thailand, and whilst their numbers are falling, there are still wild elephants to be found in the forests.
‘ The Wildlife Friends Foundation Thailand said: ‘ Thailand has numerous zoos and other attractions which clearly exploit both wild and domestic animals . ‘Many of the animals you have seen will have been illegally smuggled into the country or illegally poached from the wild.
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 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.
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.
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 .
The motive may be to shock, threaten, intimidate or offend others or to demonstrate rejection of society’s rules. Some who are cruel to animals copy acts they have seen or that have been done to them. Others see harming an animal as a safe way to get revenge against—or threaten—someone who cares about that animal .
Even though most modern zoos make efforts to offer animals a more natural environment, most captive animals in zoos are unable to live in a way that they would naturally and some may even be on medication to alter their behaviour.
When elephants are captured from the wild and domesticated (an illegal practice in Thailand ), brutal techniques can be used. But many of the baby elephants you see in sanctuaries and camps across Thailand today were born there, and they are trained far more humanely.
Thailand is home to more than 10% of the world’s animals. There are more than 285 mammal species including elephants, tigers , leopards, Malaysian sun bears , sambars, deer and otters as well as a variety of primate species including gibbons, monkeys and macaques. Sheep, goats, wild cattle and wild hogs are also common.
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 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.