Vordermann’s Flying Squirrel Petinomys vordermanni

Vordermann’s Flying Squirrel Petinomys vordermanni Vulnerable Malaysia, Brunei, Borneo The world’s gliding mammals are an extraordinary group of animals that have the ability to glide from tree to tree with seemingly effortless grace. There are more than 60 species of gliding mammals including the flying squirrels from Europe and North America, the scaly-tailed flying squirrels from central Africa and the glidingContinue reading “Vordermann’s Flying Squirrel Petinomys vordermanni”

Smoky Flying Squirrel Pteromyscus pulverulentus

Smoky Flying Squirrel Pteromyscus pulverulentus Endangered Brunei Darussalam; Indonesia (Sumatera, Kalimantan); Malaysia (Sarawak, Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah); Thailand The Smoky Flying Squirrel lives in tree hollows in tall, undisturbed lowland primary forest (below 3,000 m asl), but they also rely on exposed nests. They are less common at higher elevations but a few populations have been foundContinue reading “Smoky Flying Squirrel Pteromyscus pulverulentus”

Southeast Asian Box Turtle Cuora amboinensis

Southeast Asian Box Turtle Cuora amboinensis Endangered Bangladesh; Brunei; India; Indonesia; Laos; Malaysia; Myanmar; Philippines; Singapore; Thailand; Vietnam The Southeast Asian Box Turtle is largely restricted to standing water bodies, but opportunistically inhabits most types of water bodies except large rivers and reservoirs. They prefer lowland swampy areas with dense vegetation, but also occurs in intermittentContinue reading “Southeast Asian Box Turtle Cuora amboinensis”

Bornean Ferret Badger Melogale everetti

Bornean Ferret Badger Melogale everetti Endangered Location: Borneo, Malaysia (Sabah) All records of Bornean Ferret Badger seem to come from within evergreen hill and montane forest or adjacent scrubland. J.A. Eaton (pers. comm. 2014) saw one along a main road through shrubby secondary regrowth between two villages, but this was only a couple of hundred metres from tallContinue reading “Bornean Ferret Badger Melogale everetti”

Malayan Tapir Tapirus indicus

Malayan Tapir Tapirus indicus Endangered Indonesia (Sumatera); Malaysia; Myanmar; Thailand Population declines are estimated to have been greater than 50% in the past three generations (36 years) driven primarily by large scale conversion of tapir habitat to palm oil plantations and other human dominated land-use. The main reason for declines in the past is habitatContinue reading “Malayan Tapir Tapirus indicus”

Pig-tailed Snub-nosed Langur Simias concolor

Pig-tailed Snub-nosed Langur Simias concolor Critically Endangered Location: Indonesia Pig-tailed Snub-nosed Langurs are found in swamp forests and lowland rainforests of Sumatra, Indonesia (Tenaza 1987, Quinten 2010), as well as in primary forests on the hillsides of the islands‘ interior regions (Tilson 1977); they have also been spotted in habitat mosaics of primary and secondaryContinue reading “Pig-tailed Snub-nosed Langur Simias concolor”

Purple-faced Langur Semnopithecus vetulus

Purple-faced Langur Semnopithecus vetulus Endangered Location: Sri Lanka The Purple-faced Langur is diurnal, highly arboreal and territorial. During intergroup encounters these langurs make sonorous whoop calls accompanied by spectacular jump displays between branches (Rudran 1970, 2012; Pethiyagoda 2012). They are gregarious and active animals with social groups varying in size from 3 to 26 individualsContinue reading “Purple-faced Langur Semnopithecus vetulus”

Red-cheeked Gibbon Nomascus gabriellae

Red-cheeked Gibbon Nomascus gabriellae Endangered Location: Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam Like other gibbons, Red-cheeked Gibbons are arboreal and diurnal, with singing bouts averaging 12 minutes and lower calling frequencies in the wet season (Rawson 2004, Kenyon 2007). The species displays a monogamous social structure of adult pair and offspring. Average group size is estimated at 3-5Continue reading “Red-cheeked Gibbon Nomascus gabriellae”

Southern White-cheeked Gibbon Nomascus siki

Listed as Endangered based on a suspected population reduction of at least 50% over the past 45 years (three generations), primarily due to logging, agricultural encroachment, and hunting, and a suspected continuing decline over at least 15 years (one generation) into the future. In Cambodia’s Virachey National Park, large areas have been cleared for rubber plantations in recent years, particularly on its eastern side, and the area is also subjected to illegal logging for luxury timbe

Northern Yellow-cheeked Crested Gibbon Nomascus annamensis

Northern Yellow-cheeked Crested Gibbon Nomascus annamensis Endangered Location: Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam The Northern Yellow-cheeked Crested Gibbon lives in broadleaf evergreen and semi-evergreen forests, at elevations of between 100-1,200 m asl. These gibbons are frugivorous but also consumes significant proportions of leaves, young shoots and flowers. They are also known to feed on Finlayson’s Squirrel (singleContinue reading “Northern Yellow-cheeked Crested Gibbon Nomascus annamensis”

Northern White-cheeked Gibbon Nomascus leucogenys

Northern White-cheeked Gibbon Nomascus leucogenys Critically Endangered Location: N.W. Vietnam, N.W Laos The Northern White-cheeked Gibbon is considered Critically Endangered based upon the combined effects of habitat loss, hunting and live capture for the pet trade. The last population in China apparently disappeared several years prior to this species’ last assessment. In Laos and Vietnam,Continue reading “Northern White-cheeked Gibbon Nomascus leucogenys”

Cao-vit Gibbon Nomascus nasutus

Cao-vit Gibbon Nomascus nasutus Critically Endangered Location: China, Vietnam The Cao Vit Gibbon belongs to genus Nomascus and are found in Vietnam and southern China. They are known to communicate in species-specific song when defining territory or attracting mates. They sing in regional accents to each other and form breeding pairs. The Cao Vit GibbonContinue reading “Cao-vit Gibbon Nomascus nasutus”

Black Crested Gibbon Nomascus concolor

Black Crested Gibbon Nomascus concolor Critically Endangered Location: China, Vietnam, Laos The Black Crested Gibbon belongs to genus Nomascus and are found in Vietnam, Laos and southern China. They are known to communicate in species-specific song when defining territory or attracting mates. They sing in regional accents to each other and form breeding pairs. TheContinue reading “Black Crested Gibbon Nomascus concolor”

Hainan Gibbon Nomascus hainanus

Hainan Gibbon Nomascus hainanus Critically Endangered Location: China. These small apes belong to genus Nomascus which are found in Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and southern China. The Hainan Gibbon is known to live in a restricted area of less than 100 km2 in southern China. They are known to communicate in species-specific song when defining territoryContinue reading “Hainan Gibbon Nomascus hainanus”

Sulawesi Crested Black Macaque Macaca nigra

Sulawesi Crested Black Macaque Macaca nigra Endangered Location: Sulawesi, Indonesia. Also known as the Celebes Crested Macaque, the Sulawesi Crested Black Macaque Macaca nigra are Critically Endangered and face high risk of extinction; populations have declined by over 80% in under 40 years due to ubiquitous threats of habitat loss and fragmentation, but also fromContinue reading “Sulawesi Crested Black Macaque Macaca nigra”

Talaud Bear Cuscus Ailurops melanotis

Talaud Bear Cuscus Ailurops melanotis Critically Endangered Location: Salibabu Island, Indonesia The Talaud Bear Cuscus is listed as Critically Endangered because it is only known with certainty from a single location, Salibabu Island, which is less than 100 km2, and there is a continuing decline in the extent and quality of its forest habitat andContinue reading “Talaud Bear Cuscus Ailurops melanotis”

Agile Gibbon Hylobates agilis

Agile Gibbon Hylobates agilis Endangered Indonesia (Sumatera); Malaysia (Peninsular Malaysia); Thailand The Agile Gibbon occurs at highest densities in dipterocarp-dominated forests, but their known habitat ranges from swamp and lowland forests to hill, submontane, and montane forests (O’Brien et al. 2004; Yanuar 2009). Additionally, populations in Bukit Barisan Selatan National Park in Sumatra do notContinue reading “Agile Gibbon Hylobates agilis”

Bornean Rainbow Toad Ansonia latidisca

Bornean Rainbow Toad Ansonia latidisca Endangered Indonesia (Kalimantan); Malaysia (Sarawak) The Bornean Rainbow Toad lives in primary, hilly montane rainforest. Individuals are entirely arboreal, except juveniles that have been found near permanent streams. They are speculated that this species spawns in streams and have torrent-adapted tadpoles. If they are similar to other members of its genus,Continue reading “Bornean Rainbow Toad Ansonia latidisca”

Saban Grizzled Langur Presbytis sabana

Saban Grizzled Langur Presbytis sabana Endangered Malaysia (Sabah) The Saban Grizzled Langur lives in evergreen, lowland, riparian, montane, tree plantations. They mainly eat young leaves, unripe fruits, seeds, flowers. Young leaves make up most of their diet (42-45%), with seeds making up 17-21% of the diet; flowers are consumed 3% or less; and fruits makeContinue reading “Saban Grizzled Langur Presbytis sabana”

Milky Stork Mycteria cinerea

Milky Stork Mycteria cinerea Endangered Cambodia; Indonesia; Malaysia The Milky Stork is a predominantly coastal resident in Indonesia and Malaysia, inhabiting mangroves and adjacent, less saline, swamps. It forages on tidal mudflats, in saline pools, freshwater marshes, fishponds and rice-fields. The species has been documented as eating fishes, prawns and crabs (Iqbal et al. 2008,Continue reading “Milky Stork Mycteria cinerea”