Wacky Weekend: Asian Animals

Maybe you’ve heard of Asian elephants and sun bears—but what in the world is a colugo? Or a siamang? Get fun facts about these and other Asian animals in the wow-worthy photo gallery below.

If it senses danger, a long-nosed whip snake sometimes defends itself by pointing its wide-open mouth directly toward a threat. That’s one in-your-face snake!
Photograph by Thomas Marent, Minden Pictures
The siamang, a kind of ape in the gibbon family, can inflate the vocal sac on its throat to be as big as its head. The sac makes the siamang’s calls louder.
The siamang, a kind of ape in the gibbon family, can inflate the vocal sac on its throat to be as big as its head. The sac makes the siamang’s calls louder.
Photograph by Beverly Armstrong, Getty Images