This is one of the last sites in all of Asia where tiger (Panthera tigris
), Asian elephant
), and rhino still coexist. You would also find here the Malayan tapir
, brush-tailed porcupine (Atherurus macrourus
), horseshoe bat (Hipposideros ridleyi
), plus the endangered Sunda otter-civet (Cynogale bennettii
), a cat-sized mammal that preys on fish and frogs.
This ecoregion also includes some karst limestone areas that are floristically rich. The limestone hills harbor more than 1,200 species of vascular plants
, of which at least 129 are endemic to this habitat
In the Peninsular Malaysia rain forests, you may encounter up to 6,000 different species of trees - the tallest of which is the tualang reaching up to 75m (250 ft). Also found here are nearly 450 species of birds - including crestless fireback pheasants, Malay peacock pheasants, great argus pheasants, hornbills, barbets, woodpeckers, pigeons, and babblers are found here.