Malaysia’s equatorial climate is conducive for the proliferation of a variety of animal species, many of them endemic to this country. It is documented that there are more than one thousand species of butterflies, 600 species of birds, 280 species of mammals, 140 species of snakes, 165 species of frogs and toads, 80 species of lizards and a myriad of insect species. These animals are found in many different environments including mangrove swamps, rivers and mountainsides, primary and secondary forests as well as former mining land.