20 Awesome Malaysian Animals

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The unusually long-nosed Proboscis Monkey is an endangered species found in the lowlands of East Malaysia

The unusually long-nosed Proboscis Monkey is an endangered species found in the lowlands of East Malaysia

About two-thirds of Malaysia is covered by tropical rainforests and mangrove swamps inhabited by diverse creatures. In fact, about 20% of the world’s animal species can be found in this Southeast Asian country including 300 mammal species, 400 reptile species, 80 species of lizards, 800 bird species, 100 species of snakes and 200 amphibian species. Malaysia is also the natural habitat of a wide variety of beautiful insects.

Given the diverse fauna found in Malaysia, it is no surprise that this is one of the world’s best destinations for bird watching, nature walks, photography and jungle trekking as well as scuba diving. There are plenty of unique creatures in Malaysia and here is a selection of 20 animals with many on the endangered list.

 

1. Malayan Tiger

Scientific Name: Panthera Tigris Malayensis/Panthera Tigris Jacksoni

Classified as ‘Critically Endangered’ on the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List in 2015, there are currently just 250 Malayan Tigers left in the world. Also known as Panthera Tigris Jackson or Panthera Tigris Malayensis, it is called “harimau belang” in Malay, which means “striped tiger”.

These large cats can be found in the Malaysian states of Pahang, Kelantan, Terengganu and Johor. Major threats to this animal are fast-paced deforestation and hunting for tiger parts, especially the liver, which is believed to be rich in medicinal properties.

Malayan Tiger

The handsome Malayan Tiger is a symbol of strength and power. Its image is seen on many corporate logos in Malaysia. (Source: todayonline.com)

Male tigers measure about 259cm (102 inches) and females about 239cm (94 inches) in length. However, as there is less prey these days, the Malayan Tiger has become smaller in size. The gestation period for these carnivorous cats is between 100 and 110 days, and mating pairs produce two to five cubs per litter. Cubs typically remain under the care of their mother until they are 18 months old.

How you can help
mycat.my/malayan-tiger

 

2. Asian Elephant

Scientific Name: Elephas Maximus

The Asian Elephant is native to the tropical rainforests of Peninsular Malaysia and Borneo Island. It is a smaller species of elephant compared to the giant African elephant which is more commonly found.

The Asian Elephant can live up to 48 years and weighs an average of 5,400kg (11,905 lbs) for adult males and 2,700kg (5,953 lbs) for adult females. Male Asian Elephants can reach a height of 2.7m (8.9ft) whilst females can grow to a height of 2.2m (7.2ft). Females give birth every 2.5 to 4 years and each calf weighs between 50 to 150kg (110 to 331 lbs). Most Asian Elephants reach their full size at the age of 17.

Asian Elephant

The Asian Elephant is one of the biggest mammals on earth. (Source: animalfactguide.com)

These mammals typically eat an average of 150kg of grass, tree bark, roots and stems per day to survive. They also feed on cultivated crops such as bananas, sugarcane and rice. Hence, they are seen as “pests” by farmers and plantation owners.

There are currently 40,000 to 50,000 Asian Elephants living in the wild. Unfortunately, the Asian Elephant is fast becoming extinct due to deforestation and mass poaching. Just like its African counterpart, its tusks are also highly sought after commercially, contributing to its dwindling numbers.

How you can help
fws.gov/international/wildlife-without-borders/asian-elephant-conservation-fund.html

african-and-asian-elephants

Compared to their bigger African cousins, Asian Elephants have smaller ears and fewer wrinkles. (Source: animalsake.com)

 

3. Sumatran Rhinoceros

Scientific Name: Dicerorhinus Sumatrensis

The Sumatran Rhinoceros is the smallest rhinoceros on earth and the only Asian species with two horns. The front horn is about 25 to 80cm (0.8 to 2.6ft) in length and the posterior horn is smaller, no more than 10cm (0.3ft). Adult males weigh as much as 950kg (2,094 lbs) and measure 2 to 4m (6.6 to 13ft) in length and 1 to 1.5m (3.3 to 4.9ft) tall.

Sumatran Rhinoceros

The Sumatran Rhinoceros is critically endangered due to excessive poaching. There are currently fewer than 100 left in the world. (Source: rhinos.org)

Sumatran rhinos are naturally solitary creatures, only living in groups when they are mating and caring for their young. The females are territorial and avoid each other. Both male and female rhinos regularly mark their territory with saplings, excreta and urine. Females reach sexual maturity at six to seven years old, and males at ten years old. They give birth to one calf at a time, every three to four years. Rhino calves live with their parents until they are 16 to 17 months old. Thereafter, they may live in a group with other juveniles before taking up a solitary lifestyle.

Ironically, the Sumatran rhinoceros was formerly one of the most populous animals in Peninsular Malaysia and Sabah but now ranks high amongst the most critically endangered species in the world, numbering at less than 100. Excessive poaching (because of the commercial value of its horns) and deforestation (as a direct result of excessive logging) are the main factors causing the decline in the Sumatran rhinoceros population.

How you can help
savetherhino.org/get_involved

 

4. Malayan Tapir

Scientific Name: Tapirus Indicus

There are just four types of tapir currently in existence in the world. Among them, only the Malaysian Tapir is found in Asia, particularly in the jungles of Peninsular Malaysia. Locals refer to them as “cipan” or “tenuk”. The uniqueness of the Malayan Tapir is its colouration which comprises of a white or light-coloured patch that extends from its shoulders to its rear end. The remaining parts of its body are black.

Also known as the Asian tapir, the Malayan Tapir is the largest tapir species and can weigh between 250 and 320kg (551 to 705 lbs). Adults measure 1.8 to 2.5m (6 to 8.2ft) in length and females are generally larger than males.

Malayan Tapir

A mother tapir and her baby. (Source: independent.co.uk)

The lifespan of the Malayan tapir is approximately 30 years and the gestation period is 390 to 395 days, after which a single offspring is born. Breeding season is usually between the months of April and June. Tapir calves usually live with their parents until they are six to eight months old. These extremely shy nocturnal tapirs are also known to be excellent swimmers and spend a lot of time close to bodies of water.

Given their large size, these herbivores do not have many predators but they are endangered due to human activity such as deforestation, illegal trade and hunting. Currently, there are less than 370 tapirs left in Malaysia.

How you can help:
conservationjournal.world/conservation/malayan-tapir

 

5. Lesser Mousedeer

Scientific Name: Tragulus Kanchil

The Lesser Mousedeer is well known in Malaysia and is frequently featured in Malay folklore as the main protagonist, fondly known as Sang Kancil. Although small in stature, Sang Kancil was very clever and could outwit animals many times his size.

The Lesser Mousedeer is differentiated from its cousin, the Greater Mousedeer, by the distinctive inverted chevron pattern on its throat and upper chest. It has reddish brown fur and white markings at its neck.

Kancil

Fondly called Sang Kancil, the Lesser Mousedeer is featured in many Malay folk tales. (Source: igoterra.com)

A mature adult Lesser Mousedeer weighs about 2kg (4.4 lbs) and eats mostly fruits and leaves. It is only about 0.5m (18 inches) long and its small size makes it easy prey. Its gestation period is between five to six months and adult females usually give birth to only one fawn. Weaning takes place at the age of three months and the fawn reaches its full size when it is five months old.

 

6. Malayan Pangolin

Scientific Name: Manis Javanic

The Malayan Pangolin, also known as the Sunda Pangolin, is easily recognisable by its signature scaly armour that doubles as a self-defence mechanism. When it feels threatened, it rolls itself into a ball so that the hard scales protect its softer, more vulnerable body parts.

Its powerful claws are ideal for digging into the ground in search of ants or for tearing into termite mounds, allowing it to feed on 200,000 ants or termites a day. The toothless pangolin uses its sticky long tongue to swallow the insects whole.

Malayan Pangolin

A baby pangolin rides on the base of its mother’s tail (Source: star2.com

This nocturnal creature rests by day in burrows or tree holes. Due to its small eyes, the Malayan Pangolin has poor eyesight but makes up for this with its sharp sense of hearing and smell. A naturally solitary creature, male pangolins attract females by marking their territory with urine and waiting for a female to find them.

A newborn pangolin is about 15cm (6 inches) long with pale soft scales that start to harden by the second day. Baby pangolins are nursed for three to four months and the mother protects her baby by curling her body around it when sleeping or when it is in danger. The baby pangolin rides on the base of its mother’s tail once it is big enough and is allowed to venture out of the burrow to forage for ants or termites.

Malayan pangolins are endangered as they are hunted for their scales and other body parts believed to have medicinal properties by practitioners of alternative medicine.

How you can help
savepangolins.org

 

7. Malayan Flying Lemur

Scientific Name: Galeopterus Variegatus

This is an often misunderstood animal as it is not a lemur nor can it really fly. The Malayan Flying Lemur is actually a colugo that is able to glide up to a distance of 100m (328ft). It has a kite-shaped membrane (called patagium) around its body that allows it to glide between trees when extended. Weighing between 0.9 and 2kg (2 to 4.4 lbs) with a body length of 0.3 to 0.4m (13 to 16.5 inches), this nocturnal creature has fine, short fur that is either reddish or brownish grey.

Malayan Flying Lemur

The Malayan Flying Lemur in action (Source: conservationforthewild.wordpress.com)

Adult females go through a gestation period of 60 days before giving birth to a single baby; twin births are rare for this species. Newborns are underdeveloped and are carried by their mothers in pouches formed by folded patagium near the tail until they are ready to be weaned.

 

8. Gaur

Scientific Name: Bos Gaurus

One of the largest bovine species, the Gaur or “seladang” in Malay is dark brown or black with white feet. Adult male gaur are 1.7 to 2.2m (5.6 to 7.2ft) tall and weigh between 600 to 1000kg (1,323 to 2,205 lbs) while females weigh between 450 to 800kg (993 to 1,764 lbs). Male gaur have horns that curve inwards from thick bases while females have more upright horns that curve inwards from thin bases. Although large in size, these creatures are actually timid and shy.

Gaur

The Gaur is one of the largest bovine species. (Source: inaturalist.org)

Gaur herds are led by older females while males generally lead a solitary life, only joining the herds to mate. The calf is born after a gestation period of approximately 275 days and is weaned after seven to twelve months. These large bovines produce a distinctive scent that is believed to help repel insects.

 

9. Leatherback Sea Turtle

Scientific Name: Dermochelys Coriacea

The largest of all sea turtles, these gentle giants have an average lifespan of 45 years. With lengths between 1.2 to 1.8m (4 to 6ft) and weighing about 300 to 500kg (660 to 1,100 lbs), the leatherback turtle feeds on a diet of jellyfish.

A female leatherback sea turtle digging in the sand (Source: wikimedia.org)

A female leatherback sea turtle digging in the sand (Source: Wikimedia)

Females nest between four to seven times per season producing an average of 80 fertilised eggs the size of snooker balls and 30 smaller unfertilised eggs in each nest. The incubation period is 65 days and leatherback females may change nesting spots although they tend to stay in the same region. The temperature of the nests will determine the sex of the baby turtles — higher temperatures produce females and cooler temperatures produce males. Female hatchlings will return to nest in the same area once they reach maturity while males spend their entire lives at sea after maturity.

There are an estimated 34,000 – 36,000 nesting females but the leatherback turtle population is threatened by commercial fishing and pollution. Leatherbacks often die from accidentally ingesting plastic bags or balloons that they mistake for jellyfish.

How you can help
conserveturtles.org/information-about-sea-turtles-leatherback-sea-turtle

Or view the video on the server at:
https://video.tsemtulku.com/videos/20-animals-turtle.mp4

 

10. Bornean Orangutan

Scientific Name: Pongo Pygmaeus

Compared to its cousin, the Sumatran orangutan, the Bornean orangutan has a broader face and shorter beard. They are also slightly darker in colour. There are three subspecies of Bornean orangutan according to location:

  • Northwest Bornean orangutan: The most threatened subspecies due to loss of natural habitat caused by logging and hunting. Only 1,500 or so remain.
  • Northeast Bornean orangutan: The smallest in size, found in Sabah and eastern Kalimantan.
  • Central Bornean orangutan: The largest in number, with a population of at least 35,000.
Orangutan

The orangutan mother shares a close bond with her baby. (Source: worldwildlife.org)

The orangutan or “man of the forest” eats mostly fruits, young leaves, shoots, tree bark, insects and soil. This omnivore has an average lifespan of 30 to 40 years, weighs between 33 to 82kg (73 to 180 lbs) and stands at a height of 1.2 to 1.5m (4 to 5ft). While male orangutans are solitary creatures, mothers and their young share a very close, loving bond. Baby orangutans live with their mothers until they are six or seven years old, when they develop the means to survive in the wild on their own. Females give birth once every eight years.

How you can help
worldwildlife.org/species/bornean-orangutan

 

11. Proboscis Monkey

Scientific Name: Nasalis Larvatus

Easily recognisable by its large pendulous nose, the Proboscis Monkey has light brown fur that is reddish around the head and shoulders. Males can reach 23kg (50 lbs) in weight while females are roughly half that size. The male Proboscis Monkey attracts potential mates with its large fleshy nose but females are the ones to initiate mating. The gestation period is about 160 days and male offspring leave the group when they are about 18 months old. Females can remain with the group all their lives if they wish to.

The Proboscis Monkey is recognisable by its unusually pendulous nose (Source: Pinterest)

The Proboscis Monkey is recognisable by its unusually pendulous nose (Source: Pinterest)

As the primate world’s most prolific swimmers, proboscis monkeys live in an organised harem near water bodies such as mangroves, rivers and swamps. ‘Harem’ here denotes a group consisting of a dominant male with two to seven female partners and their babies. Their diet consists mainly of leaves, seeds and unripe fruits plus occasional insects. They have a unique foregut-fermenting digestive system, very much like a cow’s — the proboscis monkey regurgitates, chews and swallows its food for the second time for further digestion.

In the wild, these primates can live up to 13 years.

Or view the video on the server at:
https://video.tsemtulku.com/videos/20-animals-proboscis-monkey.mp4

 

12. Crab-eating Macaque

Scientific Name: Macaca Fascicularis

The crab-eating macaque is a monkey species native to Southeast Asia. Contrary to its name, it does not eat only crabs but also fruits, nuts, seeds, insects and other small crustaceans. Locals name them “kera” in Malay and they are highly sociable creatures, living in troops of five to sixty monkeys. Commonly found close to water, their natural habitat includes lowland forests, tropical jungles and mangroves, and they are easily recognisable by their long tails which help them to balance.

A baby crab-eating macaque explores the world while its mother protectively holds on to its long tail. (Source: jungledragon.com)

A baby crab-eating macaque explores the world while its mother protectively holds on to its long tail. (Source: jungledragon.com)

This carnivorous primate has a lifespan of 25 to 30 years. Adults are 0.4 to 0.6m (15 to 22 inches) tall and weigh between 3 to 9kg (7 to 20 lbs). These small monkeys are nimble and quick, and can reach speeds of 48 km/h (30mph). However, due to their small size, they are easy prey for predators such as tigers, eagles and larger reptiles. As a result, these arboreal primates spend most of their lives in the safety of the trees.

The gestation period of the crab-eating macaque is approximately six months and females give birth to a single baby. Babies remain under the care of their mothers until they are two years old. Thereafter, males will join another troop while females remain with their troop all their lives.

Or view the video on the server at:
https://video.tsemtulku.com/videos/20-animals-crab.mp4

 

13. Siamang

Scientific Name: Symphalangus Syndactylus

The siamang, with its long dark hair, is the largest member of the gibbon family. It has a throat sac called a gular sac that can be inflated to the size of its head allowing it to make loud sounds. The loudest of the gibbons, the call of the male siamang is distinct from the female’s.

Males are about 90cm (3ft) tall and weigh approximately 7kg (15 lbs) while females are smaller in size. This extremely agile gibbon has a lifespan of 35 to 40 years and generally does not live long in captivity. Although they are sociable animals, they mate for life and live in groups consisting of their own offspring that are less than seven years of age.

Siamang

A siamang baby lives under the care of its mother until it is about seven years old.

Unlike other apes, they do not make “sleeping nests” but sleep sitting upright, resting on ischial callosities which are thick pads on their posteriors. Siamangs are omnivores that eat fruits, leaves, flowers, seeds, tree bark, tender plant shoots as well as insects, spiders, bird eggs and small birds.

 

14. Malayan Peacock-Pheasant

Scientific Name: Polyplectron Malacense

This medium-sized pheasant is closely related to the Bornean peacock pheasant. Also known as the Crested Peacock Pheasant, it has the shortest tail and pale brown plumage with black spots and bands, creating the “salt and pepper” effect found in most peacock pheasants. Luminous blue-green eyespots are found on its upper wings, back and rectrices.

Malayan Peacock-Pheasant

The male Malayan Peacock-Pheasant uses ritualised postures and plumage displays to court females.

Males are slightly bigger in size (about 40cm/16 inches long) with larger tails that are less than 20cm (8 inches) long. The male pheasant’s plumage is also more colourful than the female’s. Females can also be recognised by the eyespots that are only located on their flight feathers called ‘remiges’ and rectrices, which are larger tail feathers used to steer during flight.

Mating rituals include ritualised postures and plumage displays. The Malayan Peacock-Pheasant is one of the few pheasants to produce just a single egg. The incubation period is 22 or 23 days. Hatchlings resemble females with light brown down and less developed eyespots on their rectrices.

 

15. Rhinoceros Hornbill

Scientific Name: Buceros Rhinoceros

The Rhinoceros Hornbill has a distinctive banana-shaped casque on top of its beak (Source: nashvillezoo.org)

The Rhinoceros Hornbill has a distinctive banana-shaped casque on top of its beak (Source: nashvillezoo.org)

Easily recognisable by the distinctive golden-yellow horn on its beak, called a casque, the black-feathered Rhinoceros Hornbill is mainly found in Sarawak where it is regarded as a sacred animal. Both male and female rhinoceros hornbills looks similar and the only way to distinguish between them is by the colour of their eye rings — orange or red for males and white for females.

The rhinoceros hornbill’s diet primarily consists of fruits and insects but it sometimes feeds on small reptiles, rodents and smaller birds. These hornbills are generally monogamous and their nesting rituals are rather unique. The mating pair builds their nest inside a hollow tree. The opening is then sealed with mud, food remains and faeces with the female inside, incubating her eggs. During incubation, the female does not leave the nest and her partner feeds her with regurgitated food through a small hole in the opening.

Or view the video on the server at:
https://video.tsemtulku.com/videos/20-animals-Hornbills.mp4

 

16. Malayan Leaf Frog

Scientific Name: Megophrys Nasuta

The Malayan Leaf Frog is a large frog with brownish leaf-like patterns on its skin that allow it to camouflage itself, making it almost impossible to detect amongst a pile of dead leaves. It is also known as the Long-nosed Horned Frog due to the structure of its nose.

Malayan Leaf Frog

Can you spot the frog? (Source: Wikimedia)

These stealthy amphibians are sexually dimorphic. Adult females are often two to three times bigger than the males and are capable of laying anywhere between a few hundred to a few thousand eggs. The incubation period is 12 days and it takes about 2.5 months for hind legs to appear on the tadpoles.

The typical diet of the Malayan Leaf Frog consists of insects, slugs, worms, centipedes, scorpions and other small mammals. These opportunistic feeders are able to eat relatively large prey due to their wide mouths. It is said that snails as large as two-inches wide may be eaten.

Or view the video on the server at:
https://video.tsemtulku.com/videos/20-animals-leaf-frog.mp4

 

17. Malayan Roundleaf Bat

Hipposideros Nequam

A rare image of this elusive, critically endangered bat (Source: planet-mammiferes.org)

Scientific Name: Hipposideros Nequam

The Malayan Roundleaf Bat is found only in Malaysia, specifically in Klang, Selangor.

Listed as critically endangered, not much is known about this horseshoe bat except that its lifespan is approximately five years. It is also known as the Malayan Leaf-nosed Bat.

 

18. Bornean Bearded Pig

Scientific Name: Sus barbatus

Endemic to Peninsular and East Malaysia, the Bornean Bearded Pig is easily recognisable by its signature yellowish white beard. Listed as a vulnerable species, its population is declining rapidly due to aggressive hunting for the exotic meat trade. This wild pig can be found in high and lowland forests as well as peat swamps and mangrove forests.

Contrary to what many may assume, these bearded pigs are relatively slender and hairless compared to their other wild pig cousins. Males are slightly larger than females, with two pairs of small warts on their faces.

Bearded Pig

The Bornean Bearded Pig is nomadic and can travel up to 22km in a month.

Prior to giving birth, the pregnant sow builds her nest from vegetation. After a gestation period of 90 to 120 days, the mother gives birth to a litter of three to eleven piglets, depending on her size. Piglets remain with their mothers for up to a year. This nomadic animal is the only pig species to undertake annual migration.

 

19. Papilionidae

Scientific Name: Graphium Procles

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Graphium procles (Source: en.butterflycorner.net)

This tailless butterfly of the family Papilionidae is native to the Crocker Range in Borneo, including Mount Kinabalu in Sabah. Found in forests as high as 1,000 metres, it has a wingspan of about 5 to 6cm (2 to 2.3 inches).

This endangered species has black forewings with little white spots at the outer edges, and small black hind wings with wavy edges and a chain of little white spots. Larger white spots can also be seen in the middle of its wings.

 

20. Elongated Tortoise

Scientific Name: Indotestudo Elongata

Native to Southeast Asia and commonly found in Malaysia, Bangladesh, China, India, Nepal, Thailand and Vietnam, the adult Elongated Tortoise can grow up to 30cm (12 inches) in length and weigh 3.5kg (7 lbs). Females have wider bodies and tend to be heavier while males have larger tails.

The elongated tortoise is an endangered species and the population is fast dwindling due to mass harvesting for food in China and also the high demand for ground tortoise shells believed to be an aphrodisiac.

Elongated tortoise

This tame tortoise has a lifespan of 20 to 50 years. (Source: reptilesweb.com)

Also known as the Pineapple Tortoise, it feeds mainly on vegetables and edible leaves but also eats eggs, snails, insects and meat in protected captivity. Breeding typically occurs during the rainy season and the mating ritual of the elongated tortoise is rather violent with the male ramming into the female and biting her around the neck, head and front legs.

Before laying her eggs, the female will use her back legs to dig a flask-shaped nest that is about 15 to 20cm (5.9 to 7.9 inches) deep. She will lay two to four eggs and cover it with soil. The incubation period is between 130 to 190 days.

 

References:

  • http://www.iucnredlist.org/
  • http://en.butterflycorner.net/Graphium-procles.1292.0.html
  • https://www.arkive.org/
  • https://www.inaturalist.org
  • https://www.worldwildlife.org
  • https://conservationforthewild.wordpress.com
  • https://www.fws.gov/international/wildlife-without-borders

 

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  1. nicholas on Sep 19, 2019 at 2:22 pm

    For all nature lovers out there, if you are looking for a great place to explore the wonders and awes of Mother Nature and her creations, Malaysia can be one of the best places in the world that you should consider. Here are some trivial facts that will tell you why.

    – Malaysia is located near the equator, with a hot and humid climate rich in tropical wildlife
    – Malaysia is internationally recognized by Conservation International as one of the world’s 17 megadiverse countries
    – Approximately two-thirds of Malaysian territory is covered by tropical rainforests and mangroves, with some believed to be 130 million years old
    – Malaysia is home to an estimated 20% of the world’s animal species.
    – Malaysia’s waters are amongst the world’s most biodiverse, with an estimated 600 coral species, 1200 fish species and several other species of sea turtles, sea snakes and other marine life
    – An estimated 15,500 flowering plant and tree species, as well as nearly 4000 fungi species, exist throughout Malaysia

    Malaysia is very rich in wildlife, and this includes numerous rare species of flora and fauna perhaps not found in any other parts of the world. The list above of ten of the most well-known rare species found in Malaysia that you should not miss during your outdoor expeditions into Mother Nature’s vast realms.

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  3. Sofi on Dec 10, 2018 at 6:49 am

    Malaysia has such diversity in its rainforests and seeing the pictures of the animals really brings out the tenderness for these living beings, surviving against nature. I had heard of poachers from overseas coming to Malaysia jungle to hunt down the exotic animals for their clients. Malaysia forest rangers have their time tracking down these offenders and they deserve our admiration for such a tough job. Humans should really start to see how much damage we are doing to nature and not continue to destroy especially when all living beings share the same of wishing for long life, happiness and freedom. We need to play our part in every small way possible to prevent depletion of the species, tigers, rhino, etc.

    Thank you, Rinpoche for sharing such an interesting article that helps us to be more aware of our own country’s richness that we tend to overlook, living in urban areas.

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  6. Sharon Ong on Jun 15, 2018 at 1:30 am

    There are so many amazing animals in Malaysia that are hidden in the tropical rainforests. It would be a shame if these beautiful creatures were to become extinct. Hope that the Malaysian government and Malaysians, in general, will become more proactive to protect these animals. There are links to wildlife conservation initiatives in this article too and I thank the blog team for including them to make it easier for us to help protect these animals.

    As humans, we need to help those who cannot help themselves. Let’s help sustain Malaysian animals!

  7. wan wai meng on May 31, 2018 at 4:06 am

    Hope Malaysian government must consider protecting our eco system and its inhabitants.
    All the animals species in Malaysia were part of the Malaysian species that had coexisted with humans for thousands of years. Naturally we may learn something new from them.

  8. Anne Ong on May 7, 2018 at 10:39 pm

    Awesome! So many types of interesting animals in Malaysia. Thank you Rinpoche and blog team for the information and images of these animals. 🙏👍

  9. Wah Ying on Apr 28, 2018 at 12:44 am

    I do realise there are so many amazing animals in Malaysia forest! Thank you for the information and images of these animals. To know more about these wild animals is the first step to keep them, not to hunt them for trade, or for entertainment purposes.

  10. Alice Tay on Apr 21, 2018 at 2:25 am

    Personally, I think it is about 30% from the above mentioned list of animals are very rare as I never heard before. To protect all these endangers wildlife and having considered that hunting has contributed to the extinction of animal species, I hope that Malaysian Government will consider to tighten the regulations on the killing of wildlife.

    Thank you for this wonderful sharing about Malaysia’s beautiful wildlife.

  11. Cc on Apr 12, 2018 at 11:28 pm

    Amazing. Reminds me of school days where i collect stickers and books from WWF that intro all the wild life animals in Malaysia.

    Thank you for sharing.🙏🙏🙏

  12. Samfoonheei on Apr 12, 2018 at 1:30 pm

    Amazing……there so many beautiful animals out there in our vast tropical rainforests . Some of those wild animals not even heard or seen by many of us. Malaysia’s tropical rainforests and mangroves house thousands of unique wildlife species and some of which are highly endemic to the region. Malaysia is a land of unique adventures, wildlife, natural beauty for those who love to explore. Malaysia’s wildlife and nature must be preserved and nurtured to ensure that future generations will be able to see, behold and treasure their beauty and wonders.
    Thank you for this wonderful sharing.

  13. Cynthia Lee on Apr 11, 2018 at 10:38 pm

    Thank you for bringing Malaysia’s beautiful wildlife to the world. I think most of us do not think much about the other beings (the animal realm) that live in this country/earth with us. This is especially for those living in the city. The huge varieties of species mentioned in the article are amazing. Unfortunately, many are striving to exist due to human greed.

  14. Stella Cheang on Apr 11, 2018 at 9:23 pm

    Did not realise that there are many unusual animals living in the land of Malaysia. They are unique not only in their looks but also in their habits and rarity of the species! This is a good reminder that the world is vast and we, humans, are co-habitants of this planet with these lovely animals. We must be mindful to preserve their space and environment. Thank you for this sharing.

  15. Datuk May on Apr 11, 2018 at 5:20 pm

    Awesome is the description of my experience in reading this article. Wow so many of these beautiful Malaysian animals that I have never seen until I view the photos right here.

    Malaysia is truly a paradise with her beautiful landscape and animals that inhabit within.

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  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Jan 19. 2020 09:16 PM
    Tsem Rinpoche was one definitely a modern Lama ,it was Rinpoche that we have online knowledge , learning and practicing Dharma. Being one of the first lamas to recognise the benefits of using the Internet to spread dharma teachings for free. We are very fortunate to have met Rinpoche , whereby we are able to learn, practice Dharma teachings. I myself got to know Rinpoche through his blog . Since I stumbled across Rinpoche blog, there is no stopping for me. I have visited it daily and to increase my Buddhism knowledge . Its amazing each day I learn something new , really interest and inspiring.
    Rinpoche had set the blog to preserve the teachings as taught by his many Gurus. Rinpoche was truly a modern Lama yet maintaining all traditional commitments, guru devotion, daily practices and so forth.
    Thank you Rinpoche with folded hands and Pastor Jean Ai for sharing this wonderful post.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/growing-up-with-rinpoche-the-traditional-modern-lama
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Jan 19. 2020 09:14 PM
    Helmut Gassner, known as Venerable Gelong Jampa Lungtog is a senior Buddhist monk from Austria. He was an electrical engineer before, and became interested in Buddhism after meeting Venerable Geshe Rabten Rinpoche. Throughout his lifetime, he has translated for many high lamas, including His Holiness the Dalai Lama, and is a strong advocate for the practice of Dorje Shugden. Helmut Gassner were annoyed and upset by the ban of Dorje Shugden by Dalai Lama ,as he knew that the practice of Dorje Shugden is an integral part of the Gaden Tradition. He bravely spoke about it in his speech at the Friedrich-Naumann-Foundation in Germany. Its wonderful of him to tell the truth with his experience and knowledge. May more people dare to speck up about the truth.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/translator-ven-helmut-gassner-on-dalai-lama-and-dorje-shugden.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Jan 18. 2020 02:42 PM
    Great teachings and inspirational for us to ponder, thank you Rinpoche. Each words and sentence tell us a thousand words. Great things never come from comfort zones, is the result of hard work and hustle over time that one is successful. We ourselves got to put in action as no one else is going to do it for us. Sometimes later becomes never. We have to use each day as an opportunity to improve, to be better and to transform our mind. It might sound like a lot of work but with determination and hard work nothing is impossible in life.
    Thanks again with folded hands.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/if-you-are.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Jan 18. 2020 02:39 PM
    Interesting biography of Gendun Gyatso the second Dalai Lama. Gendun Gyatso previous Incarnations was Gendun Drub the First Dalai Lama b.1391 – d.1474. He was born an extraordinary child, able to speak in song of his previous life and expressing the wish to return to his monastery, Tashilhunpo. Even before he finished his studies , incredibly he could give teachings and give initiations. He was a renowned scholar and composer of mystical poetry, who travelled widely to extend Gelugpa influence. He was remembered as one who built the monastery Chokhor Gyel Metok Tang and involving an extremely important decision of Lhamo Latso. Lhamo Latso is a sacred lake located in southern Tibet where senior Tibetan monks go for visions to assist in the discovery of reincarnations. It is one of the most significant pilgrimage destinations in Tibetan Buddhism as to this day. He left a legacy with many volumes of verse, composition, and practice instructions.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/the-second-dalai-lama-gendun-gyatso.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Jan 18. 2020 02:38 PM
    Master Cheng Yen is a Taiwanese Buddhist nun, most known for her work as a teacher and philanthropist. She is the founder of the Buddhist Compassion Relief Tzu Chi Foundation, a non-governmental organization.
    She is involved in various charitable works such as international disaster relief, environmental protection and preservation, community volunteering, health donations and so forth. She is an extraordinary Buddhist nun who has devoted whole her life to helping others,and was recognized internationally with numerous awards to date. Master Cheng Yen continues this noble path of teaching the Buddha Dharma, skillfully revealing how this ancient wisdom is as relevant today, as ever. And, she is a truly inspirational force when it comes to helping us realize that we should put compassion in action by alleviating the suffering of others. She is also known as Mother Teresa of the East to many.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this inspiring post.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/mother-teresa-of-the-east.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Jan 17. 2020 05:58 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for the sharing . FEARLESS is getting back up and fighting for what we want over and over again without giving up. Successful people have no fear of failure they stay open to all possibilities of the outcomes. We embrace change, even change that appears negative by thinking positive. Being fearless is more about who we are, rather than what we do. Fearless people are great, they are full of life, good energy, passion and self-belief. We must try as we never know if we do not try. Keep trying as the success rate is higher than we thought.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/thoughts.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Jan 17. 2020 05:54 PM
    Happiness is not made by what we own, it is what we share and giving generously and sincerely. A simple gift by June Tang tells all. Given sincerely from her heart on her birthday to Rinpoche . It’s all done without money, that’s very true and that’s what I consider true generosity for sure. Giving what she could. She give all and yet she feel as if it costs her nothing. But to Rinpoche its mean a lot of sincerity We seek to give with an open, pure heart, with no attachment to what we are .
    Quoted… no true spiritual life is possible without a generous heart. Generosity allies itself with an inner feeling of abundance—the feeling that we have enough to share.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/study-groups/its-all-done-without-money.html
  • S.Prathap
    Friday, Jan 17. 2020 04:19 PM
    There is no one that can help us, but us. Methods are given, but whether we grasp, apply and practise it is entirely up to oneself. If we don’t change then there is no point in learning the Dharma.
    A transformed mind is our own best protection. That mind can only come from consistent practice over time.When we see results, we will be encouraged to push ourselves more to practice well.Thank you very much for sharing a good article.

    https://bit.ly/2thDjjL
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Jan 16. 2020 04:26 PM
    Wonderful news ……the Chinese government has introduced a plan to encourage and reduce its citizens’ meat consumption by 50%, It’s a great move that China has done in the effort to avoid runaway global warming and for health reasons. The climate campaigners has been hoping for it. New dietary guidelines by the Chinese health officials have recommend and advise individuals to limit their meat consumption. As more evidence of chronic diseases such as heart attack, strokes ,hypertension and so forth are related to meat consumption. And for most to maintain a healthy life styles. They also implement dietary guidelines encouraging the general public to consume plenty of cereals, tubers, whole grains, legumes, vegetables and fruits as well. The Chinese government also put up billboards in attempt to reduce meat consumption by highlighting health risks associated with consuming meat. What we eat contributes to global greenhouse gas emissions and every one of us is responsible. People nowadays are reducing their meat consumption and opting for vegan and plant-based protein to improve their health . Hopefully more countries will follow China reducing the meat consumption. In a way more animals could be save in the slaughter house. And for the future generations to come .
    Thank you for this wonderful news .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/look-what-chinas-doing.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Jan 16. 2020 04:23 PM
    Different parts of the world have each various interesting traditions and customs which individual will celebrate and follow. Religious festivals like Gadhimai festival, which is an animal sacrificial ceremony, and dog meat festival where dogs are slaughtered to celebrate the summer solstice have gathered cultural significance over the centuries. In Gadhimai festival , they believe that animal sacrifices to the Hindu goddess Gadhimai will end evil and bring prosperity. In Spain bulls festival or the Toro de la Vega, bulls are torture and kill. Same goes to the Pero Palo Festival where scared donkey being dragged unwillingly through the packed streets . Drive hunting where dolphins and whales are caught and killed for their meat. All these are some of the hidden cruelty and crime against animals in the world which many are not aware of it and do not want to know. But with social media , more and more got to know about it and are trying to end all these animals cruelty. The Indian officials are cracking down and trying to stop the transportation of animals for this festivals. It is good that the number of animals slaughtered during the Gadhimai festival has dropped sharply over the years. The Yulin Dog Meat Festival, which happens every year is a gruesome display of the dog meat trade. Chinese officials are doing their best and discouraging people from eating dog meat which is harmful in long term. Recent years there has been a drop in the consumption of dog meat in the China. Many people are aware of the abuses and torture of those poor dogs before been kill as meat. Looking at those pictures in the articles, tells a thousand words of all the suffering of these animals in the moment before death.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Shakila Rajendra for this sharing raising awareness of animals been abuse , torture and so forth.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/crimes-against-animals-the-world-doesnt-want-you-to-know-about.html
  • S.Prathap
    Thursday, Jan 16. 2020 03:54 PM
    This is what i like about being Malaysia expose with different religion yet there live harmony in society. It is awesome to read about this former Malaysian lady with a big heart and took actions to feed many .
    She understand the pain and sufferings of the people especially students had gone through without food. She was brought up in away she saw how her parents had the unprivileged and she is following their foot steps. Thank you very much for this touching article.

    https://bit.ly/2Ri4suG
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Jan 15. 2020 08:35 PM
    For centuries, humans have been gazed at galaxies and peered deep inside atoms for more answers to the space. No one knows for sure what it is up there. Scientist, astronomers and so forth are busy scanning the skies for more discoveries and seeking answers to the mysteries of space. World scientists are doing experiments in an effort to gain insight of it. After years of exploration , they are still looking for more discoveries. Interesting discoveries……..of the dark energy, eagle nebula , galaxy , UFO and more of what is existing beyond our imagination.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/top10-space-mysteries.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Jan 15. 2020 08:33 PM
    Peter Byrne is an absolute legend , been an icon, in search for Bigfoot, yeti and Sasquatch or abominable snowmen of the Himalaya. He was a real icon questing for the truth about the Yeti or snowmen. Since his much younger years , he was fascinated in the unknown and the mysterious that turned hunting as a hobby. In one of his hunting trip , he came across a tiger suffering that changed his whole life. From that time he stopped the cruel act of killing animals , ending his 16 years of hunting and founded a non-profit organization called the International Wildlife Conservation Society. He has lived a long and dedicated life in the conservations of animals and in the pursuit of searching for Sasquatch, Yeti and so forth. For decades, he search for Bigfoot, Yeti in the Himalayan has become more of a hobby for him. He has written multiple books on Bigfoot and other aspects of his life.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this interesting post and sharing of those videos.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/7-parts.html
  • S.Prathap
    Wednesday, Jan 15. 2020 04:45 PM
    This Medicine Buddha Healing Fountain was built in such away that it will deliver healing waters which were energized with natural crystals blessed by High Lamas. Those natural crystals were imbued with the healing energies of Medicine Buddha and Dorje Shugden.
    With the new healing fountain, visitors can bring home the holy healing energy in a bottle. Thank you very much Rinpoche and Kechara for making this Medicine Buddha Healing Fountain available for everyone.

    https://bit.ly/35WE0Mi
  • S.Prathap
    Tuesday, Jan 14. 2020 04:27 PM
    This article really inspired me, every year we live is formative year for us as it affects our future life, so we should really let go those bad influence from our parents. What Rinpoche wrote is so true, most of us are either positive or negative after getting influenced by our parents.

    Dharma will make us face ourselves, acknowledge our weak and negative aspects of character and will then guide us to move forward in a positively transformative direction.Thank you very much for sharing this good article with us.

    https://bit.ly/3a28XCh

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Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
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Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
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The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
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NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
DON\'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
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DON'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
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Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
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Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
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Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
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Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
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Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
Silver Manjusri figure from Ngemplak Semongan (Indonesia). Apparently during the Shailendra Dynasty, Mahayana Buddhism was very strong in Indonesia. This Dynasty promoted Mahayana Buddhism and Manjushri was a principal Buddha of worship.
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Silver Manjusri figure from Ngemplak Semongan (Indonesia). Apparently during the Shailendra Dynasty, Mahayana Buddhism was very strong in Indonesia. This Dynasty promoted Mahayana Buddhism and Manjushri was a principal Buddha of worship.
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There is an area near Lumbini, Nepal, they have sightings of Yeti for hundreds of years. So they have signages in the area with Yeti artwork to highlight this. Interesting. TR
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There is an area near Lumbini, Nepal, they have sightings of Yeti for hundreds of years. So they have signages in the area with Yeti artwork to highlight this. Interesting. TR
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