Animals can be use as various purposes as shown in diagram, that is for food, vehicles, uses in our culture, in craft, as ornamentals and pets, as well as used as medicine.
- The table above shows the diversity of animals found in Malaysia compare to worldwide. Although Malaysia had a very small landmass, that is 0.2% of global landmass, it is had very rich in faunal diversity.
- Thus, it is expected that animals had been associated with the life of the ethnics and indigenous people since time immemorial.
- In these articles, a description of how particular animals are being used by certain ethnics of Malaysia will be narrated, especially ethnic in Sabah and Sarawak.