Asia


 

Binturong - Asian Bearcat with Large Bushy Tail

large binturong

One large specimen. Photo credit: Tassilo Rau

 

The binturong is a peculiar animal, also known as the Asian bearcat. Despite this nickname it is neither a bear nor a cat! It is native to the jungle regions of South-East Asia including countries such as Myanmar, Malaysia and Vietnam.

 

Kingfishers - Big-Headed Swooping Hunters

kingfisher

 

The kingfishers are scattered throughout the world but live mostly in Asia and Africa. There is no shortage of them, there are 86 different species. The length of a kingfisher’s body ranges from 4 to 18 inches (10 - 46 cm) long. They have large heads, a stocky body, and a short neck. The kingfisher also has a long pointy, straight beak, and its wings are round and short.

 

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