WHILE Asia isn’t like the wilds of Africa with wildebeests, mass migrations and vast national parks there are an array of incredible animals that are unique to this part of the world that can be found in various contexts in the wild or domesticated. From China to Mongolia, India, Nepal and Malaysia, here are some of Asia’s different animals in pictures.

Monks in the Bhumtang valley pat dogs at their monastery, Bhutan. Pic: Joanne Lane, www.visitedplanet.com

 

The Asiatic Lion exists as a single, isolated sub species in Gujurat, India. Pic: Joanne Lane, www.visitedplanet.com

Man’s best friend goes everywhere in China. This couple were taking their dog for a hike, up Fan Jing Shan in Guizhou – a mountain of 2572m. Most people stay overnight on the mountain then trek back down. Pic: Joanne Lane, www.visitedplanet.com

Workers at school in north India use Langur monkeys to keep pesky rhesus monkeys at bay, Uttarakhand, India. Pic: Joanne Lane, www.visitedplanet.com

Enormous termite mounds in the Northern Territory, Australia. Pic: Joanne Lane, www.visitedplanet.com

How long is your nose? The Probiscus monkey is also known as the long-nosed monkey and resides in Borneo, Malaysia. The nose can reach up to 10cm in length. Pic: Joanne Lane, www.visitedplanet.com

Asian elephants can be found all over Asia. This one in Chitwan, Nepal was being taken to browse in the forest. Pic: Joanne Lane, www.visitedplanet.com

 

Pork is an integral part of the diet in Papua New Guinea. This one received a bath in one of the stilt villages over the water in the Central Province. Pic: Joanne Lane, www.visitedplanet.com

 

The scaly back of a crocodile at the Wyndham crocodile farm, Western Australia. Pic: Joanne Lane, www.visitedplanet.com

There are about 500 one-horned rhino in Chitwan National Park, Nepal. The species came very close to extinction in the 1970s but conservation efforts have again increased their number. Pic: Joanne Lane, www.visitedplanet.com

The two humped Bactrian camel of Mongolia. Pic: Joanne Lane, www.visitedplanet.com

Snake charmers perform for passersby in Rajasthan, India. Pic: Joanne Lane, www.visitedplanet.com


Donkeys are used to cart supplies in the remote himalaya, Nepal. Pic: Joanne Lane, www.visitedplanet.com


A boy with sheep in the bustling animal market of Xinjiang, China.


The fleshy features of a male Orangutan in Borneo, Malaysia. Pic: Joanne Lane, www.visitedplanet.com

 

 

The exotic wild ass of the Little Rann of Kutch, Gujurat, an endangered sub species. Pic: Joanne Lane, www.visitedplanet.com


All images by Joanne Lane, www.visitedplanet.com

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