Malayan Tiger

Malaysian Tiger - Charles Paddock Zoo

Malaysian-Tiger-BThe Malayan tiger (Panthera tigris jacksoni) is a tiger subspecies that inhabits the southern and central parts of the Malay Peninsula and has been classified as endangered by IUCN in 2008 as the population was estimated at 493 to 1,480 adult individuals in 2003; none of the three subpopulations likely harbors more than 250 mature breeding individuals, with a declining trend.[1]

When in 1968 Panthera tigris corbetti was newly designated, the tigers of Malaya and Singapore were included into this subspecies.[2] In 2004, Panthera tigris jacksoni was recognized as a new subspecies when a genetic analysis found that they are distinct in mtDNA and micro-satellite sequences from Panthera tigris corbetti.[3]

The Malayan tiger’s local name is harimau belang.

Conservation Status: Endangered
Threatened - EN

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Here are a few fun facts:

  • Each tiger has its very own stripe pattern. Researchers who observe tigers can identify individuals by their unique stripes!
  • Other interesting tiger markings are the white spots on the backs of their ears. This may be a visual cue for tigers looking for other tigers, or it may be a way for mothers to keep their cubs in sight in the dense forest undergrowth.
  • Some cats do like water—and tigers are among them! On a hot, steamy day in the Asian forest, tigers will take to the river to cool off. In colder climates, they enjoy the snow.

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