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

Graphium_procles

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. S.Prathap on Mar 19, 2020 at 1:52 pm

    Malaysia’s tropical rain forests 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.
    Hope that the Malaysian government and Malaysians, in general, will become more proactive to protect these animals.Thank you, for sharing such an interesting article that helps us to be more aware.

  2. 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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  4. 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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  7. 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!

  8. 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.

  9. 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. ??

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.???

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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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    Saturday, Jan 21. 2023 01:22 PM
    Stephen William Hawking was an English theoretical physicist, cosmologist, and author. Well he was best known for his discovery that black holes emit radiation which can be detected by special instrumentation. His discovery has made the detailed study of black holes possible. Theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking did mentioned in an interview that, it is natural to believe God created the universe. He think science has a more compelling explanation than a divine creator. Religion believes in miracles, but these aren’t compatible with science. Well said by him.
    Everything we have in life is all came as a result of research either from ourselves or others. That’s true.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this informative blog

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/he-says-with-certainty.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Jan 21. 2023 01:21 PM
    The Dyatlov Pass incident was an event in which nine Soviet hikers died mysteriously in the northern Ural Mountains in 1959. A group of ski hikers led by Igor Dyatlov just perished in this remote peak. Some of them succumbed to hypothermia, but others were found with grisly injuries. No one yet comes to the conclusion what had exactly happened to them and solved one of history’s greatest adventure .The Dyatlov Pass Incident, came to be known and have inspired countless conspiracy theories, such as Yetis, and even extra-terrestrial contact with the unknown. These men and women were never heard from again. A criminal investigation at the time blamed their deaths on an unknown natural force. Sound interesting. There’s some unknown creatures or aliens maybe that cause their death i do believe., as we are not alone.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this interesting sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/tell-me-what-you-think.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Jan 21. 2023 01:19 PM
    Samaya is a set of Buddhist vows and commitments that are given when one receives empowerment in the Vajrayana Buddhist order. Guru devotion plays an important part in our spiritual practice in Tibetan Buddhism. As explained by Tsem Rinpoche our Guru we must have a good relations and good samaya with the guru. We can never be overstressed on the spiritual path or else our mind will degenerate. Breaking the samaya vows is worse than breaking any other laws. Breaking a samaya results in a heavy bad karma, especially if one disregards or dislikes, the Guru who have gave us the teachings. The Dorje Shugden controversy had cause disharmony and sufferings to many practitioners. For some of them been drifted away causing them to break their samaya then. Interesting read.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Jean Ai for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/guest-contributors/go-on-break-your-samaya.html
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    Saturday, Jan 21. 2023 01:17 PM
    The Great Buddha of Kamakura, a monumental outdoor bronze statue is one of the most famous icons of Japan. It sits in the grounds of Kotokuin, a temple belonging to the Jodo Sect of Buddhism. An equal opportunities Buddha, guiding all to the Pure Land, built in the mid 13th century and is the second tallest bronze Buddha in Japan. Looks stunning this statue with historical stories behind it. Love to visit and see for myself this magnificent statue.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/i-love-kamakura-buddha-in-japan.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Jan 16. 2023 01:34 PM
    Yes there are many mysterious creatures everywhere this very planet. Its only that we don’t encounter before. Many mysterious creatures such as Owl man , ‘lizard man, Flatwoods monster may exist after-all. Many of them exist in the wild but scientist do not believed it exist by mainstream science. Reading this blog is an eye-opening for me. Just fantastic knowing such creatures do exist. Some of them looks scary to me like the Canvey island monster which had horse-shoe shaped feet with five toes and it had no ‘arms’. Even though its just a carcass seen on the shores of Canvey Island in England. Ferociously looking . Bunyip another creatures found in swamps which has a dog-like face, dark fur, horse-like tail and walrus-like horns. Interesting reading to know that there are some of the mysterious creatures .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/10-most-horrifying-creatures.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Jan 16. 2023 01:31 PM
    Looking at those pictures in this blog says all. Hundred thousands of monks and locals from different monasteries receiving Dorje Shugden initiation from highly attained Lamas. From one picture where thousands of tents were set up outside the monastery hosting the ceremony for the thousands of attendees. Thousands of fortunate practitioners were fortunate to receive initiation of Dorje Shugden from high lamas of the Gelug lineage . We are fortunate to read and watch those updates from Tibet and else where.
    Thank you Rinpoche for these updates.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/updates-from-tibet-and-elsewhere.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Jan 16. 2023 01:29 PM
    Dorje Shugden is a fully enlightened Buddha who has been worshipped throughout history by several schools in Tibetan Buddhism. The protector Dorje Shugden was arose from a lineage of highly attained masters who have been taking rebirth life after life. Solely for the benefit of all sentient beings and the preservation of the Dharma. Having to ask for divine help is no exception for Keng Nam. Dorje Shugden the Dharma Protector will help everyone regardless of race and faith in difficult time when pray to him sincerely.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Keng Nam for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/guest-contributors/calling-upon-the-divine.html
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    Wednesday, Jan 11. 2023 02:27 PM
    The interest in vegan and vegetarian products is on the rise, especially after consumers become aware of the cruelty involved in producing animal-based foods. Undercover footage released shows slaughterhouse brutal treatment of animals such as pigs , sheep and so forth being kicked, beaten, and thrown into cages before they are slaughtered. The animals should be immediately slaughtered so as to spare them the pain, stress, and anxiety. Secret footage shot inside a slaughterhouse has reignited a row over animal cruelty. Its sad watching this video. As results leading animal protection organisation Animal Aid requested more CCTV cameras to be place in all abattoirs. The public do not want to see animals treated in such a cruel way . To go vegetarian will be the best choice.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing high-lighted the sufferings of animals in slaughter house.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/secret-abattoirs-in-the-uk.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Jan 11. 2023 02:26 PM
    Generally, Buddhist teaching views life and death as a continuum, believing that consciousness continues after death and may be reborn. We’re all going to face death, so we shouldn’t ignore it. Being realistic about our mortality enables us to live a full, meaningful life. Buddhist teachings emphasize the idea that although one’s destiny is always influenced by past karma. That is, our actions in this and previous lives shape the outcome for the next life. Reading this article had me understand further . To learn ,practice Dharma is the best choice I have made. We have our Guru to thank for sharing with us the journey from birth to death. This article gave us a better understanding of what happens to us after we pass away according to Buddhism.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/what-happens-when-we-die-heres-what-buddhism-says.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Jan 11. 2023 02:24 PM
    Palden Tenpai Nyima a native of Tibet, he was the 7th Panchen Lama of Tibet. The Panchen Lama is the second highest ranking lama after the Dalai Lama in the Gelugpa sect of Tibetan . Palden Tenpai Nyima did compiled and edited voluminous collection of tantric deity sadhanas or spiritual practices known as Rinjung Lhantab. Rinjung Gyatsa collection of sadhanas originally came from the great Tibetan scholar Jetsun Taranatha. In turn, Taranatha’s collection was based on the ancient Sadhanamala collection of works by various Indian authors. It was believed to have been compiled between the 5th and 11th centuries which can be traced back to its Indian roots. Its more suitable for higher practitioners . Jetsun Taranatha was one of the important masters of the Jonang lineage, was of crucial importance for the Shangpa Kagyu tradition who had contributed tremendously in Tibetan Buddhism. Interesting read .
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor David.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/rinjung-lhantab-the-panchen-lamas-collection-of-sadhanas.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Dec 29. 2022 02:00 PM
    Monk robes offering is the highest offering and the most meritorious of skillful deeds. The act of offering robes to the Sangha, one will be free from the suffering of hungry ghost realm and taking rebirth in the human form with complete perfect physical, attractive, conceivably pleasant and beautiful shape. Merits of offering robes to Sangha is extremely glorious. The Sangha has preserved, propagated and taught the teachings of the Buddha for centuries. As a result, millions have benefitted from their diligent effort and compassion, hence with understanding and gratitude, it is meritorious for us to offer robes to monks.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/new-offering-of-monk-robes.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Dec 29. 2022 01:58 PM
    The Tian Tan Buddha is one of the largest seated Buddha images in the world. Amazing on clear sky the image sight to behold and is a popular tourist . The enormous sculpture is made of 202 bronze pieces and sits on a three-story platform. One have to walk 268 steps up to the top, to have a magnificent views from this privileged vantage point on Lantau Island . Many locals and tourist do enjoy this breath-taking views of the sea, mountains and the city of Hong Kong. I would love this if given a chance to visit this stunning statue. It’s a great experience for those lucky students and friends making this memorable trip with Rinpoche.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/liaisons/visiting-hong-kong.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Dec 29. 2022 01:55 PM
    Revisit this blog again to bring awareness loving animals. Be kind , caring and give love to animals. Interesting read of the four stories in this blog . Where activist from the Animal Naturalis organization, The International Organization for the Rights of Animals, volunteers and so forth doing what they could to save animals.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/news.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Dec 27. 2022 04:23 PM
    Originating in India, the tradition of wealth vases arrived in Tibet over 1,000 years ago. It seem treasure vase has the power to magnetize wealth and abundance, improve health, and remove obstacles to long life. The Vases were very well known in Tibet for centuries, and many families had them. The Wealth Treasure Vase brings blessings to its owner . Recording to them a wealth vase is an accumulation of what brings them joy, contentment, and a sense of generosity. Its effects help pacify anger and warfare and increase wisdom and compassion for all. They are considered sacred objects empowered to promote abundance. Based in a rich and long lineage of traditional Tibetan Buddhism, its auspicious for anyone to invite one back home or as a gift to someone. All treasure of abundance vases are consecrated in a traditional ceremony by high lamas.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/transcript-wealth-vases.html

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My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can\'t stop thinking of you and I can\'t forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
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After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can't stop thinking of you and I can't forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
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This story is a life-changer. Learn about the incredible Forest Man of India | 印度“森林之子”- https://bit.ly/2Eh4vRS
Part 2-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 2-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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
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 great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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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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
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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
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Penang Dharma bro and sis Lou Hei, a vegetarian Yee Sang ( a prosperity toss) complete with auspicious phrases such as wishing for more Kechara members, more retreats and of course, swift return of Rinpoche to KFR. Huat Ah!!! Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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#Throwback 23/7/2022. Our weekly DS puja attendees. All of us were getting ready to invite Buddhas to come forth, joining and blessing us during DS puja. Kechara Penang Study Group ~by Jacinta
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9 months ago
The members of Kechara Penang Study Group are offering serkym to Dorje Shugden and His entourage. There's puja every Saturday @ 3 pm at Penang Chapel, Jalan Seang Tek. All are welcome. ~by Jacinta
We are in the third week of Ramadan this year, and kind volunteers have never failed to feed people in need since Tengku Zatashah started this meaningful #zerofoodwastage initiative in 2016. The aim is to benefit the underprivileged with nice surplus food collected from Ramadan buffets. Every night during the month of Ramadan, volunteers collect surplus cooked food from hotels and distribute it to charity homes and low-income families. THANK YOU, Tengku, dedicated volunteers and hotel partners, for making this Ramadan special for the underprivileged. #kecharasoupkitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment - KSK @ Vivian
9 months ago
We are in the third week of Ramadan this year, and kind volunteers have never failed to feed people in need since Tengku Zatashah started this meaningful #zerofoodwastage initiative in 2016. The aim is to benefit the underprivileged with nice surplus food collected from Ramadan buffets. Every night during the month of Ramadan, volunteers collect surplus cooked food from hotels and distribute it to charity homes and low-income families. THANK YOU, Tengku, dedicated volunteers and hotel partners, for making this Ramadan special for the underprivileged. #kecharasoupkitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment - KSK @ Vivian
We were chanting Migsetma mantra at the time this picture was taken. Thanks to all our Penang members who are very committed to attend Swift Return puja weekly. Kechara Penang Study Group, every Saturday @ 3pm. ~by Jacinta
9 months ago
We were chanting Migsetma mantra at the time this picture was taken. Thanks to all our Penang members who are very committed to attend Swift Return puja weekly. Kechara Penang Study Group, every Saturday @ 3pm. ~by Jacinta
William, who is our leader/ Umze is cleaning the pantry and Gordon offered up 4 carton of packet drinks today. We cannot thank you enough for all kind hearted who sponsored various offerings weekly. Kechara Penang Study Group ~by Jacinta
9 months ago
William, who is our leader/ Umze is cleaning the pantry and Gordon offered up 4 carton of packet drinks today. We cannot thank you enough for all kind hearted who sponsored various offerings weekly. Kechara Penang Study Group ~by Jacinta
Siew Hong came with a basket of fruits while Choong, who is expert in baking offered tormas today for our Swift Return Puja. Kechara Penang Study Group ~by Jacinta
9 months ago
Siew Hong came with a basket of fruits while Choong, who is expert in baking offered tormas today for our Swift Return Puja. Kechara Penang Study Group ~by Jacinta
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