Meet Some Of The Local Wildlife
There is an abundance of wildlife here including Pacific reef-egret, collared kingfisher, hairy-nosed otters, white-bellied sea eagle, bats, little heron, white rumped shama, wagtails, king fishers, seagulls, common sandpiper, brahminy kite, southern pied hornbill, nest swiftlet, oriental pied hornbill, monitor lizards, ashy drongo, dolphin, sea otters, leopard cats and macaques sea turtles, tortoises and pythons.
The Gulf of Thailand, where Angthong Marine National Park is located, is a major breeding ground for the short-bodied mackerel, a staple in the Thai diet. Common land animals include squirrels, pythons, monitors, sea otters, leopard cats, wild boars and dusky langurs, which are unusually friendly. Among 40 confirmed bird species are little herons, black bazas, brahminy kites, Eurasian woodcocks, kingfishers, wagtails and swifts – the nests of which are considered a delicacy.
On some Orion boat trips, Whales and dolphins have been spotted.