Common Name: Tiger (English)
Harimau, Pak Belang or Datuk Harimau (Bahasa Melayu)
Scientific Name: Panthera tigris jacksoni (Malayan Tiger)
Habitat: Lowland dipterocarp forests
Status: IUCN: Critically Endangered
Population: Peninsular Malaysia approx. 490 adult individuals


Common Name: Sumatran rhinoceros (Eng)
Badak (Bahasa Malaysia)
Scientific Name: Dicerorhinus sumatrensis (Peninsular Malaysia subspecies)
Dicerorhinus sumatrensis harrisoni (Borneon subspecies)
Habitat: Lowlands with small hills and valleys
Status: Critically endangered
Population: [Unknown] estimated to be about 30 in Sabah, Malaysian Borneo


Common Name: Borneo Pygmy elephant (Eng)
Gajah (Bahasa Malaysia)
Nenek/Liman (Orang Sungai language)
Scientific Name: Elephas maximus borneensis
Habitat: Lowlands and valleys
Status: Endangered
Population: [Unknown] estimated to be less than 1,500 mostly in Sabah, Malaysian Borneo


Common Name: Marine turtles (Eng)
Penyu (Bahasa Malaysia)
Scientific Name: Cheloniidae / Dermochelyidae families
Habitat: Open and coastal waters, sandy beaches and islands
Status (IUCN): Endangered – Olive ridley & Green turtles
Critically endangered – Hawksbill & Leatherback turtles

  • Leatherback turtles – declined by more than 99%
  • Olive ridley turtles – declined by more than 95%
  • Green turtles – Some populations in Malaysia appear to be stable currently. However compared to population numbers prior to 1970, large populations in Terengganu & Sarawak have decreased significantly (more than two folds)
  • Hawksbill turtles – Large populations remain only in Sabah & Malacca. Both populations appear to be stabilising. However it should be noted that historical nesting data in Malacca extended to 1990, which is quite recent and too short term to surmise on population trend.

(Source: Liew, H.C. Proceedings of the Western Pacific Sea Turtle Cooperative Research & Management Workshop, 2002)


Common Name: Orang-utan (Eng & Bahasa Melayu)
Kogiu (Orang Sungai language)
Scientific Name: Pongo pygmaeus (Borneon orang-utan)
Habitat: Lowland forests, also found in tropical, swamp and mountain forests
Status: Endangered globally. Vulnerable in Sabah & Sarawak
Population: Estimated to be about 12,300 in Sabah & Sarawak, Malaysian Borneo

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