Krabi’s fauna is very special and visitors to the province can look forward to sighting a large variety of striking and colourful creatures in the numerous wildlife sanctuaries. Khao Phanom Bencha National Park boasts an extraordinary selection of animals that includes Werow, Wild Pig, Panther, Clouded Leopard, Black Bear, Mouse Deer, Gibbon, Stump-tailed Monkey, Asiatic Wild Dog, Squirrel, Iorise, White-rumped Shama, Hornbill, Pheasant and Red Jungle Fowl. And the wildlife sanctuary of Khao Pra Bank Khram is a fantastic place to catch sight of some of Krabi’s many rare and in some cases, threatened species of birds, such as Gurney’s Pitta, the Blue Rock Thrush, the Rufous-collared Kingfisher and the Black Hornbill.Playful Langurs and Long-tailed Macaques can be routinely observed foraging for their preferred menu of fruit or crabs. Unfortunately, tourists in Krabi often feed these delightful and most entertaining of monkeys, which has made them quite brazen and they can appear relatively tame. It is important to remember though, that these are still wild animals and feeding them is harmful. Giant Monitor Lizards and River Otters are also prevalent in Krabi and there are millions of burrowing crabs that can be seen moving across Krabi’s pristine beaches in vast legions.
Of course animal lovers who visit Krabi also come to see the elephants and it is indeed, a real treat to watch these gracious animals in their natural surroundings. You can opt to take a memorable elephant trek during your holiday in Krabi, but do ensure to book your excursion with a reputable company that takes good care of these gentle giants.
To arrange an unforgettable trip to one or more of Krabi’s delightful national parks, nature reserves and animal sanctuaries, talk to your Krabi villa, hotel or resort manager today!