Are There Any Big Cats In Thailand?

Clouded Leopard

A majority of these animals can be seen at the Khao Sok National Park.

They have the longest canines of the living cats.

Clouded leopards are categorized as a vulnerable species because their numbers are drastically reducing.

What big cats are in Thailand?

Cats (Family: Felidae)

  • Felis chaus, Jungle cat.
  • Neofelis nebulosa, Clouded leopard.
  • Panthera pardus, Leopard.
  • Panthera tigris, Tiger.
  • Pardofelis marmorata, Marbled cat.
  • Pardofelis temminckii, Asian golden cat.
  • Prionailurus bengalensis, Leopard cat.
  • Prionailurus planiceps, Flat-headed cat.

What is the most dangerous animal in Thailand?

Jellyfish. Sharks are not a problem in Thai waters, so jellyfish are the most dangerous animal you are likely to encounter while swimming.

Are there Panthers in Thailand?

Black Panther. Are there any places in Thailand where one can see any species of Black Panthers. It was there in Dusit Zoo earlier but it seems now the zoo has been closed.

What animals are common in Thailand?

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.

Are there crocodiles in Thailand?

The Siamese crocodile (Crocodylus siamensis) is a medium-sized freshwater crocodile native to Indonesia (Borneo and possibly Java), Brunei, East Malaysia, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam. The species is critically endangered and already extirpated from many regions.

Is there sharks in Thailand?

Bull sharks and Tiger sharks have been located occasionally in Thai waters but they are very rarely encountered by divers as they prefer staying at depth. The shark divers are most likely to encounter in Thailand is the grey reef shark, which grows quite large – up to 2 metres – but is harmless.

What can kill you in Thailand?

The most dangerous varieties are the Chain Viper, several types of Krait, various Cobras (including the spitting Cobra found in the South of Thailand), the King Cobra, Coral Snakes, Pit Vipers all of which are extremely dangerous and can kill you.

Is it safe to swim in Thailand?

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.

Are there poisonous spiders in Thailand?

There is no shortage of big, hairy, scary spiders in Thailand, including tarantulas, black widows, giant orb spiders and huntsmen. The most dangerous spiders in Thailand are mainly forest dwellers.

Are there lions in Thailand?

There are about 600 Indochinese tigers left in the world. Half of the population can be found in Thailand and a third of the population can be found in zoos.

Is Thailand a rich country?

Thailand may not be the most hard-up country in the world, but its GDP per capita of around $6,000 (£4,200) is well below the global average, and pockets of severe poverty exist, particularly in the northeast and deep south of the nation.

Are there wild tigers in Phuket?

Presently, Tiger Kingdom in Chiang Mai and Phuket offers tourists the opportunity to play with tigers in enclosures without chains. In the wild, tiger sightings in Thailand have been slim. A new population of the endangered Indochinese tiger was recently found in a national park in eastern Thailand.