Wildlife of Southern Thailand
treasures include not
only scrumptious food and remarkable culture, there
is a lot of very unique wildlife.
Our favorite jungle wildlife tour is to Khao
Sok National Park. The amount
of wildlife there is astounding!
have photos of most of what we've seen. We don't just
list what is 'supposed' to be here. Wild claims like
seeing tigers in Khao Sok don't ever seem to be supported
by photos...hmm. Elephant are there and we see them
rather often. Check out this Khao
Sok elephant video.
are some wonderful White-handed
can see some of our photos at:
Sok animal photos
Sok images (with a photo of a paddler
close to a baby elephant)
Khao Sok wildlife images
images from one of our guests
animals (taken by one of our guests)
here to see somemore Khao
Sok photos taken by a former guest
Very Interesting Numbers
the 282 species of mammals
in Thailand, 92 are bats.
Bats make up approximately 30% of all the
mammal species on the earth.
of all the animals in Thailand are insects.
hosts 30 species of sea
are 4 species of sea
Interestingly, a turtle’s sex is determined
by the temperature in the nest.
Warmer nests produce females, whereas cooler
or deeper ones produce males.
are over 1,300 varieties of orchids.
are at least 1,900 species of fish
in the waters around Thailand (likely to be 30 to
has 1,200 species of butterflies
are approximately 200 species of hawk
are at least 405 species of reptiles
species of beetles
has been recorded in one national park alone.
200 species of trees
can exist in a 100 square meter section of rainforest.
you know that there are at least 400 species of coral
has 250 species of hard
least 204 species of
birds that have been recorded in Thailand’s mangrove
have been more than 925 species of birds
recorded in Thailand.
crabs have been recorded in the mangrove forests
than 1,500 square kilometers (600 square miles)
forest still exist on the coastlines of Thailand.
Of that, only 3% is in “protected” areas.
research project on the plants of Thailand has produced
of 25,000 species of vascular
plants (plants that have transport systems for
saps and fluids).
Approximately 12,000 species are flowering
300 species of ficus (fig) exist in Thailand.
They all bear fruit at different times.
They are a major source of food for many
animal species. Incidentally, there are over 700
species worldwide and 500 of those exist in Asia
Even the botanists have a difficult time
telling some species apart.
boasts 13 primates,
(all gibbons), 9 monkeys (langurs
and macaques) and the very cute little Slow Loris.
All photos taken in Khao Sok National
Park on PaddleAsia tours
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