Some perils of birdwatching in the Malaysian jungle

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There was a recent tiger sighting in the Malaysian jungle that got Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS to share this on 31st May 2010.

“When watching birds in the Malaysian jungle you face occasional perils. My most notable encounter was meeting a piglet of the Malaysian Wild Boar on a narrow trail in primary jungle. The baby squealed, the nearby parent snorted in alarm and I also let out a squeal of my own!

“We all ran in separate directions (Wild Boar males have quite dangerous tusks).

“This picture is that… of the Wild Water Buffalo (Bubalus arnee). When I see them in the wild, they give me such a hard stare that there is no way I will advance in any direction they are present.”

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  1. Gloria Seow

    The Wild Water Buffalo is believed to be extinct in Peninsular Malaysia according to the IUCN…your specimen is likely to be the feral Domestic Water Buffalo – Bubalus bubalis. Still a scary encounter to say the least!
    http://www.iucnredlist.org/apps/redlist/details/3129/0/biblio

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