The malayan tiger | Facts & Information
# The Malayan tiger | Facts & Information
The Malayan tiger | Discover Fascinating Facts and Information About The Malayan tiger
The Malayan tiger (Panthera tigris jacksoni) is a subspecies of tiger that lives in the southern and central parts of Malaysia, having been classified as an endangered species by the IUCN in 2008. The population of tigers was estimated at between 500 and 1500 individuals in 2003.
The Malayan tiger
When in 1968 Panthera tigris corbetti (Indochinese tiger) was declared as a new subspecies, the Malaysian Tigers were also included in this subspecies. in 2004, Panthera tigris jacksoni was recognized as a new subspecies when genetic analysis revealed that they were genetically distinct from Panthera tigris corbetti.
The Malayan tiger is the national animal of Malaysia.
Feeding the Malaysian Tiger
Malay Tigers prefer to hunt deer (Rusa unicolor, Muntiacus), Wild Boars and tapirs.
Features Malay Tiger
However, there is no clear physical difference between the Indochinese Tiger and the Malayan tiger. Males do not exceed 250 cm in length and females 230 cm, being smaller than the Bengals. Also, the weight does not exceed 130 kg.
There is currently a population of 250-340.
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