Your question: Which animals are held sacred in Thailand?

Elephants are sacred animals in Thailand.

What animals are important in Thailand?

11 Amazing Animals You Can Find in Thailand

  • Elephant. Where better to start than with the animal that’s a national symbol? …
  • Tigers. …
  • Bears. …
  • Binturong. …
  • Pangolin. …
  • King cobra. …
  • Gibbons. …
  • Manta rays.

What is elephant called in Thai?

The Thai elephant (Thai: ช้างไทย, chang Thai) is the official national animal of Thailand. The elephant found in Thailand is the Indian elephant (Elephas maximus indicus), a subspecies of the Asian elephant.

What does the elephant represent spiritually?

Elephants are traditionally considered a symbol of good luck, wisdom, fertility, and protection. … Elephants with their trunks down are thought to be accumulating positive energy and pushing through obstacles, and are particularly potent totems for those seeking fertility, wisdom, or strength.

Is it illegal to own a monkey in Thailand?

A provision in Thai law permitted individuals to possess as many as two primates or other wild animais of the same species – « a potential pair to promote breeding » – even though their capture and sale was prohibited.

Are there gorillas in Thailand?

MICHAEL SULLIVAN, BYLINE: Bua Noi, Thailand’s only gorilla, lives here in the PATA Department Store in Bangkok.

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