Malayan tiger population - Malayan tiger why they are becoming endangered

Malayan Tiger Why They Are Becoming Endangered

The Malayan tiger is one of the species of the tigers. It is a little smaller built compared to the other species of tigers and is found predominantly in Malaysian landscapes. Just like the other species of tigers, the Malaysian tiger’s body is covered with black stripes and it has an orangish body. It is one of the species that is very close to extinction as of today.

The Malayan tiger grows up to three and a half feet high and it is carnivorous. It mainly depends on its habitat for its survival. The tiger is at the top of the ecological chain as of today and when it becomes extinct, the remaining chain can go off balance. It is very important to have predators and preys in the ecological chain.More...


Malayan Tiger Population

Malayan Tiger Population

The scientific name of Malayan Tiger is Panthera tigris jacksoni, and it is mainly found in the southern and central regions of the Malaysian Peninsula. It is also found in some parts of Thailand. There are nearly 600 to 800 Malayan tigers that are found in the wild now. Malayan tigers are the only other common species like Bengal tiger.

The Malayan tiger is very similar to the Indo-Chinese tiger. However, it is smaller than the royal Bengal tiger in size. The Malayan Tiger can weigh up to 120 kgs. The Malayan tigers mainly depend on deer, sambar, wild boars, and pigs as their preys. Some of the tigers prey on elephants and sun bears, but these are in the Teman Negara region. Occasionally, the Malayan tigers can come to the villages and take the livestock also.More...