Currently, there are many countries in the world that have animals that are at risk of extinction. One of them is at the White Elephant country, or better known as Thailand. Why is extinction a serious manner or a topic of discussion on the protection of species or the environment?
It’s not only about protecting, but also preserving the species needs to be done. Protecting but also allowing them, the protected animals, to always exist, in a sustainable manner, should be done when there is still the chance to do so.
In the case of Thailand, what are the main animals that are endangered? For sure there are many exotic animals here in Thailand. While you’re on your journey to explore the exotic culture and the beaches of Thailand, don’t forget to visit the exotic animals that you rarely get to see that are endangered.
In Thailand, white elephants as the country calls it do exist. This elephant species are a symbol of the Kingdom of Thailand. It is a rare type of elephant often described as white in color, but it’s actually a soft reddish-brown color that turns pink when wet.
Besides white elephants, there are few other species of elephants found in Thailand. Even though their quantity has decreased, these large animals are still seen roaming in the wild. For this reason, elephants are considered sacred and majestic animals, so almost no one dare to torture these animals for profit in Thailand.
Binturong or the English term “bearcat”, is the largest animal of the weasel species and is considered endangered. Most of these animals are shy in nature and like to be in the trees, but when present, they have a very unique smell, like the smell of popcorn as the locals describe. Unfortunately, these animal species are often hunted down to be used as private pets with poor development, making the species even more endangered. With black or brownish fur color, this animal body size reaches 98 cm and weighs about 20 kg.
In Thailand, it is very difficult to find this next rare animal in the forest. Owa is a type of monkey with a unique look that has a distinctive white beard and whiskers. They usually like to hang from tree to tree and can jump up to 15 meters at a speed of 55 km per hour. Thus, the sound of this animal, commonly known as Gibbon, can be heard up to 1 km.
Next on the list of endangered animals in Thailand are tigers, most of which are now in captivity to protect them. However, they can be seen several times out in the wild, but the number is estimated to be less than 300. In addition, it is known that these animals are reproducing so well, so as not to become extinct.