Tigers in Malaysia

The Malayan tiger (Panthera tigris jacksoni) is found in the southern and central parts of the Malay Peninsula. It is classified as a subspecies of tiger and is today found in Thailand and Malaysia, which together support some 600–800 Malayan tigers in the wild, 500 of which are found in Malayasia. The Malayan tiger is also depicted in the coat of arms of Malaysia.

Malaysia will fight to save tigers

Malaysia has affirmed its determination to fight for the survival of the tiger. And rightly so, as the country’s tiger population has shrunk from hundreds of thousands to a mere 500

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Locally known as harimau, Pak Belang or Datuk Harimau, tigers number at least 490 – and are found mainly in Kelantan, Terengganu, Perak, and Pahang. The Malayan tiger is also found in peat swamps although they prefer lowland dipterocarp forests. In Malaysia, the main tiger-prey species are wild boar, Sambar deer, and medium-sized mammals such as Barking deer (muntjak).

Malayan Tiger – Wikipedia

The Malayan tiger, along with the Sumatran tiger, is perhaps the smallest extant subspecies of tiger. Its stripe pattern is similar to the Indochinese tiger but its size is closer to the Sumatran tigers, with an average weight of 120 kg for adult males and 100 kg for females. Male Malayan tigers measures around 237 cm in length from head to tail and female Malayan tigress around 200 cm in length

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