Malayan Tiger

Malayan Tiger

Malayan Tiger
Panthera tigris jacksoni


CLASS
Mammalia
ORDER
Carnivora
FAMILY
Felidae

Range

Malaysia and Thailand


Habitat

Tropical and subtropical broadleaf forests


Diet

Primarily deer, antelope and wild pig, rarely taking smaller prey

Weight

200 - 280 lbs.

Length

7.5 - 9.5 ft.

Gestation

104 days

Young

Avg. 2 - 3 cubs

IUCN Status

Endangered

Facts

  • Classified as a separate subspecies from the Indochinese tiger in 2004, the Malayan tiger is found only in the southern Malay Peninsula.
  • Generally solitary and extremely territorial.
  • A tiger can see in the dark 6 times better than humans.
  • Typically mate in spring and summer.
  • Tiger cubs are born blind and weigh only about 2 to 3 pounds.
  • Young are nursed for 5 or 6 months and can hunt alone at 11 months.

 

Conservation

Their wild population is unknown, but has been estimated at about 500 individuals.

All six remaining tiger subspecies (Amur, Bengal, Indochinese, Malayan, South China, and Sumatran) are endangered due to poaching, illegal trading, habitat and prey loss, and conflict with humans.

Three subspecies are already extinct (Bali, Javan, and Caspian).

Endangered

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