Top Ten Animals Found in China, Mongolia, Tibet and Taiwan

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Animal species found in the People's Republic of China (China, PRC), the Republic of China (Taiwan, ROC), Tibet, and Mongolia.

The Top Ten

1 Giant Panda Giant Panda

Who could forget this animal? If there's one animal everyone knows from Asia, it's this bear. Don't let the colours fool you, though - They're about as ornery and aggressive as any other bear. - Swellow

2 Tibetan Mastiff Tibetan Mastiff The Tibetan Mastiff is a type of large Tibetan dog breed. Originating with the nomadic cultures of China, India, Mongolia, Nepal and Tibet, its use by local tribes of Himachal Pradesh was to protect sheep from wolves, leopards, bears, large mustelids, and tigers.

A very large species of mastiff dog that has it's roots in the Tibetan culture. It was used to defend from wolves, mustelids, and other predators. Also known for being one of the most expensive, as they can reach up to $7000 for one dog! - Swellow

3 Snub-Nosed Monkey

An orange monkey species that lives in bamboo trees. Territorial and have a large vocal repertoire. Also endangered due to habitat loss. - Swellow

4 Taiwan Blue Magpie

An unusual species of magpie. It has an orange beak and blue/purple feathers, albeit with the same shape and white parts found on a normal magpie. They are scavenger birds. - Swellow

5 Tiger Tiger The tiger is the largest cat species, most recognisable for their pattern of dark vertical stripes on reddish-orange fur with a lighter underside.

Once again, another staple animal found around China. Losing territory due to land loss, but there are plans to try prevent their extinction. - Swellow

6 Domestic Yak

A large species of goat that is commonplace around Mongolia and Tibet. They are used as a form of transport around the heavily dispersed regions. They're also good at survival - They can live at -40 degrees Celcius. - Swellow

7 Fishing Cat

Similar to bobcats and lynxes. They are found around boglands and other wet areas. As their name implies, they hunt for fish and other marine wildlife, and are nocturnal. - Swellow

8 Raccoon Dog

Much like badgers, raccoon dogs are omnivores and are scavenging animals. They don't bark, but rather make growling noises instead. Hunted for their fur. - Swellow

They’re dogs that look like raccoons

9 Golden Pheasant Golden Pheasant

While native to China, reports say that these can migrate as far as the USA. They are very rare, even in China, and usually feed on the ground and on invertebrates. - Swellow

10 Binturong

Roughly translating to "Bear cat", they are omnivores found in forest areas. They use their tail to communicate, and they are active at all hours during the day. - Swellow

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