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Malayan Tiger

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Malayan Tiger
Malayan Tiger
Malayan Tiger
Malayan Tiger
The Malayan tiger is a smaller-sized subspecies of tiger, found throughout Malaysia and parts of Thailand. The Malayan tiger is today an endangered species but one of the more numerous wild tiger species.

The Malayan tiger is found throughout the southern and central parts of the Malay Peninsula with its range also extending into parts of southern Thailand. The Malayan tiger is found inhabiting the less-dense forests and jungles where there is a higher supply of food.

The Malayan tiger is the smallest species of tiger along with the Sumatran tiger, with average female Malayan tigers growing to around 2 meters in length. The smaller size of the Malayan tiger helps it to remain unseen in the clearer parts of the Malaysian jungle.

The Malayan tiger was once thought to be the same as the Indochinese tiger, a larger tiger species found in the more northern parts of south-east Asia, and it was only recently that the two were classified as separate subspecies.

The Malayan tiger is a dominant and carnivorous predator, hunting it's prey by stalking it until the Malayan tiger has the opportunity to catch it off guard. Malayan tigers primarily hunt larger mammals including deer, wild boar, cattle and goats.

Due to the size and power of the Malayan tiger, it has no natural predators in its native environment. Humans that hunt the Malayan tiger and habitat loss are the only threats to the Malayan tiger.

After a gestation period of 3 to 4 months, the female Malayan tiger gives birth to up to 5 cubs. Newborn Malayan tiger cubs weigh about 1 kg (2 lb) and are blind and helpless. The mother feeds them milk for about 2 months and then the Malayan tiger cubs are introduced to meat. Malayan tiger cubs depend on their mother for the first 18 months and then they start hunting on their own.

Today, due to habitat loss caused by deforestation, and hunting by human poachers, the Malayan tiger is considered to be an endangered species. Modern estimates suggest that the current wild Malayan tiger population is between 600 and 800 individuals, making it one of the more numerous tiger species.

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Malayan Tiger Translations

Danish Dansk
Malaysisk tiger
German Deutsch
English English
Malayan Tiger
Spanish Español
Panthera tigris jacksonies
Finnish Suomi
French Français
Tigre de Malaisie
Croatian Hrvatski
Malajski tigar
Indonesian Bahasa Indonesia
Harimau Malaya
Italian Italiano
Panthera tigris jacksoni
Malay Bahasa Melayu
Harimau Malaya
Malay Bahasa Melayu
Pak Belang
Dutch Nederlands
Maleise tijger
Norwegian Norsk
Portuguese Português
Romanian Româna
Tigru Malaezian
Vietnamese Tiếng Việt
Hα»• Mã Lai
Chinese 中文

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Malayan Tiger Facts

Five groups that classify all living things...
A group of animals within the animal kingdom...
A group of animals within a pylum...
A group of animals within a class...
A group of animals within an order...
A group of animals within a family...
Scientific Name:
Comprised of the genus followed by the species...
Panthera Tigris Jacksoni
The animal group that the species belongs to...
What kind of foods the animal eats...
How long (L) or tall (H) the animal is...
2m - 2.4m (6.5ft - 7.8ft)
The measurement of how heavy the animal is...
80kg - 150kg (176lbs - 330lbs)
Top Speed:
The fastest recorded speed of the animal...
96km/h (60mph)
Life Span:
How long the animal lives for...
18 - 25 years
Whether the animal is solitary or sociable...
Conservation Status:
The likelihood of the animal becoming extinct...
The colour of the animal's coat or markings...
Orange, Black, White
Skin Type:
The protective layer of the animal...
Favourite Food:Deer
The specific area where the animal lives...
Dense tropical forest
Average Litter Size:
The average number of babies born at once...
Main Prey:
The food that the animal gains energy from...
Deer, Cattle, Wild Boar
Other animals that hunt and eat the animal...
Special Features:Striped fur and powerful body

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