“Humans are not the only animals that seeks freedom and space.”
Sea turtles, dugongs, sharks, manta rays, barracudas.
Babblers, hornbills, woodpeckers, starlings, kingfishers, serpent-eagles.
Tigers, leopards, sun bears, mousedeer, tapirs, gibbons, macaques, wild pigs.
King cobras, water monitors, monitor lizards, crocodiles, Malayan pit vipers, moths, beetles.
Stray cats and dogs are quite a common sites in most cities around the country.
Stray animals are also seen in the countryside. Water buffaloes are used for agriculture and transportation purposes. Elephants are commonly used for entertainment (i.e. elephant rides) in the country.
There are water buffalo races, the most famous one is the Babulang Water buffalo racing festival.
Hunting is allowed. Common animals hunted are deer, macaques, porcupines, civets, wild boars, pythons and water monitors. Hunting saltwater crocodiles has been allowed in 2017. Species considered endangered such as tigers, elephants and orangutans are protected, but commonly poached.
Animal fights are illegal. Cock fighting still does occur under the radar.
We have not included the treatment of animals in the meat/fur/leather industries, zoos or circuses, animal testing as it unfortunately still happens in most countries.