Malaysia tropical rainforest is a unique ecosystem which houses diverse range of plants, animals, insect etc. Overlogging & deforestation have caused severe implications towards the balance of this ecosystem. Below are some of our local animals which are heading for extinction if we do not act immediately where our future generations will only be able to see them in the books or even in the museum.

Green Turtle

The green turtle is one of the largest sea turtles and the only herbivore among the various different species. Green turtles are in fact named for the greenish color of their cartilage and fat, not their shells. Green turtles are found mainly in tropical and subtropical waters. Like other sea turtles, they migrate long distances between feeding grounds and the beaches from where they were hatched.

They are facing extinction due to the following threats:

  • Hunting Of Adults
  • Loss Of Nesting Beach Sites
  • Overharvesting Of Their Eggs
  • Being Caught In Fishing Gear

 Sumatran Rhinoceros

Sumatran rhinos are the smallest of the living rhinoceroses and the only Asian rhino with two horns. They are covered with long hair and are more closely related to the extinct woolly rhinos than any of the other rhino species alive today. Calves are born with a dense covering that turns reddish-brown in young adults and becomes sparse, bristly and almost black in older animals.

They are facing extinction due to the following threats:

  • Habitat Loss
  • Lack Of Protection
  • Illegal Wildlife Trade
  • Small Population Size & Isolation

Malayan Tiger

Malayan tigers live in Malaysia located in southeast Asia. They are the smallest subspecies of mainland tiger. These carnivores are solitary predators where live alone except during breeding season. They can live for 15 to 20 years in their natural habitat.

They are facing extinction due to the following threats:

  • Habitat Loss
  • Human Contact
  • Illegal Poaching

Bornean Pygmy Elephant

The Borneo pygmy elephant is found in the forests of northeastern Borneo, Malaysia and Indonesia. The pygmy is the smallest subspecies of elephant in the world, less than 8.2 feet tall, they have large ears, round bellies, and long tails that may brush the ground as they walk. Females are smaller than their male counterparts and either lack or have shortened tusks.

They are facing extinction due to the following threats:

  • Habitat Loss
  • Human Contact

Bornean OrangUtan

Bornean orangutan populations have declined by more than 50% over the past 60 years and their habitat has been reduced by at least 55% over the past 20 years. The Bornean orangutan differs in appearance from the Sumatran orangutan, with a broader face and shorter beard and also slightly darker in color.

They are facing extinction due to the following threats:

  • Loss Of Habitat
  • Conflict With Human
  • Illegal Wildlife Trade

Bornean Sun Bear

Sun bear is the smallest, most arboreal and least studied bear. It is the second rarest bear species, after the giant panda. Their name comes from the pale horseshoe shape on their chests, which is said to resemble the setting or rising sun. No two markings are the same. Sun bears live in tropical lowland forests. They are mainly diurnal and do not hibernate but build nests in trees to sleep in. They are omnivores and primarily eat invertebrates.

They are facing extinction due to the following threats:

  • Pet Trade
  • Loss Of Habitat
  • Commercial Hunting

 

Join us in protecting & conserving these animals by buying one of the Endangered Species Water Bottles. A total of RM3.50 will be channeled to the respective NGOs in supporting their conservation effort.