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DNA studies indicate that the wild pig originated from islands in Southeast Asia such as Indonesia and the Philippines, and subsequently spread onto mainland Eurasia and North Africa.

White Handed Gibbon is found in Malaysia, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar and Thailand. It has white hands and feet.

Stump Tailed Macaques are native to Indo-China region such as China, Myanmar, Vietnam and Thailand. They are usually found on the ground as they are not very agile in trees, and move on all four limbs.

The Smooth Otter is the most common otter. It is named for its shorter, smoother coat than that of other otters.

Slow Loris is not a monkey or an apes. It is one types of primates known as prosimians. The history of prosimian began about 65 million years ago. That is at the end of the dinosaur era.

The Serow is a species of goat-antelope that used to be found in Central, East and Southeast Asia. Today, they are very rare and mostly found on wild reserves.

Sambar Deer are nocturnal or crepuscular. The male Sambar Deer is among the largest in Southeast Asia. It is solitary, very territorial and aggressive during the breeding season.

Red dhole does not attack humans, in facts if hey spot a human they will run the other way.

Orangutans are the largest tree dwellers in the world. They construct nests at the treetops using leaves and branches.

The Malayan Tiger is a subspecies found only in Peninsula Malaysia and Southern Thailand. It was originally classified as the Indochina Tiger, until genetic testing proved it to be a separate species in 2004.

Tapirs are a long-established mammal. It is also known as Cipan, Kipan, Badak Tampung, Badak Tenuk, Badak Babi, Kuda Air and Senuk.

Malayan porcupines are terrestrial and usually to be found in small groups in various types of forest habitats.

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