Malaysian rainforests support a vast diversity of plant and animal life, including approximately 200 mammal species (such as the rare Malayan tiger, Asian elephant, Sumatran rhinoceros, Malayan tapir, gaur, and clouded leopard), over 600 species of birds, and 15,000 plants.
Is Malaysia a rainforest?
Malaysia has one of the most complex tropical rainforest ecosystems in the world. The country as a whole has a tropical maritime climate. It is also a relatively small country, and with a land area of only about 33 million ha, is about the size of the British Isles.
What is the most dangerous animal in Malaysia?
One of the most common dangerous animals in Malaysia that you may encounter is the Mangrove Pit Viper. Malaysia is actually home to a vast number of snake species, a lot of which are venomous and pack a mean bite!
Mangrove Pit Viper.
|Latin Name||Trimeresurus purpureomaculatus|
|Conservation Status||Least Concern IUCN|
Do lions live in the rainforest?
These lions mainly stick to the grasslands, scrub, or open woodlands where they can more easily hunt their prey, but they can live in most habitats aside from tropical rainforests and deserts.