Are cats native to Thailand?

The wild cats of Thailand include four big cats – the Indochinese tiger, Malayan tiger, Indochinese leopard and clouded leopard, and several smaller wild cats.

Are cats sacred in Thailand?

Also not true. Thai people never worshipped these cats and never dedicated temples to them. Reality? Thai Buddhism encourages kindness towards animals, and, Buddhist temples act as a kind refuge for cats that don’t have homes.

What animals can kill you in Thailand?

However, Thailand is renowned for its poisonous and dangerous snakes, which include the common cobra snake, monocled cobras, the king cobra, the chain viper, the banded krait, the green viper, the Malayan viper, the spitting cobras, and the venomous pit vipers – and these are just for snake starters.

What is the famous animal in Thailand?

The Thai elephant (Thai: ช้างไทย, chang Thai) is the official national animal of Thailand. The elephant found in Thailand is the Indian elephant (Elephas maximus indicus), a subspecies of the Asian elephant.

What breed of cat comes from Thailand?

Thai cat

Thai
Other names Standardised breed: Old-Style Siamese Wichien Maat
Common nicknames Applehead, Traditional Siamese, Classic Siamese
Origin Thailand (originally); Europe and North America (redevelopment)
Foundation bloodstock Western Siamese, backcrossed with indigenous wichienmaat
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World Southeast Asia