Frequent question: Are there whales in Malaysia?

Does Malaysia have whales?

These creatures are collectively known as cetaceans. According to MareCet, a non-profit organisation dedicated to the research and conservation of marine mammals in Malaysia, there are 27 species of whales, dolphins, porpoises, and dugongs in Malaysia.

Are there Anteaters in Malaysia?

About the pangolin

Pangolins are a species of nocturnal scaly anteaters, found in tropical and subtropical regions. Of the eight known species of pangolins, one is endemic to Malaysia – the Sunda pangolin (scientific name Manis javanica).

Do foxes live in Malaysia?

According to Dr Sheema, both the Malayan flying fox (Pteropus vampyrus) and island flying fox (Pteropus hypomelanus) are classified as “Endangered” under Malaysia’s National Red List.

Does Malaysia have large mammals?

There are about 361 mammal species in Malaysia. Peninsular Malaysia holds four big cats: the Indochinese tiger, the Malayan tiger, the Indochinese leopard and also the clouded leopard. Another major predator is the sunbear. … 11,300 orangutans are found in East Malaysia.

Are there dolphins in Langkawi?

That’s right; there are several species that can be spotted off the coast of Langkawi in Kedah and these include the Indo-Pacific Bottlenose, the Indo-Pacific humpback and the beluga-like Irrawaddy dolphin. …

How many Malayan tapirs are left in Malaysia?

Sadly, there are estimated to be fewer than 1,500 Malayan tapirs in Peninsular Malaysia. The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) estimates there to be fewer than 2,500 mature Malayan tapirs remaining in the South-East Asian region.

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Does Malaysia have squirrels?

Squirrels (Order Rodentia; Family Sciuridae) are among the group of small mammals that have high species diversity in the Malaysian tropical rain forests (Corbet & Hill 1992). In Peninsular Malaysia alone a total of 14 diurnal and 11 nocturnal species has been recorded (Medway 1983).

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