The skies, seas, jungles, and river of Thailand are full of amazing animal species. It is said, one-tenth of all animal species on Earth inhabit in Thailand. It is the home for both the smallest mammal- the bumblebee bat that only weights two grams and the largest fish – the whale shark. Others like elephants, tigers, pink dolphins, wild cats, snakes, wales, otters, buffalos, geckos, monkeys, and thousands of species of butterflies and birds are also regards Thailand as their home town.
The longest snake was found in Thailand. It is the reticulated python. The largest one ever found stretched over 33 feet. The longest poisonous snake, the king cobra, which can reach over 18 feet long, and once bite from it can kill an elephant is the native of Thailand as well.
Probably, there are 10% of the bird species on the world live in Thailand, estimated, it is greater than in all of the North America and Europe.
Thailand is also the home for the largest lizard. The monitor lizard can grow as long as 7 feet.
The swiftlet nests collected from the caves in Thailand are over $900 per pound. It is one of the world’s most expensive food. They are made of strands of saliva from the male swiftlet bird.
One of the most curious creatures in Thailand is the mudskipper. It is a fish! It can use its fins to 'walk' on the land and 'climb' the trees. It also can 'breath' oxygen through its skin and lining in its mouth. It spends most of time in the land, eating the algae in tidal pools.