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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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Chelsae Mae Ladson!

"You are right Bot save those tigers. "

fabian

"save the tigers they are amazing!"

Judy

"The poaching needs to stop with all Tigers, its disgusting, who do the human race think they are?????????!!!!!"

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Malayan Tiger Translations

Danish Dansk
Malaysisk tiger
 
German Deutsch
Malaysia-Tiger
 
English English
Malayan Tiger
 
Spanish Español
Panthera tigris jacksonies
 
Finnish Suomi
Malakantiikeri
 
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
Malaysiatiger
 
Portuguese Português
Tigre-malaio
 
Romanian Româna
Tigru Malaezian
 
Vietnamese Tiếng Việt
Hổ Mã Lai
 
Chinese 中文
马来亚虎
 

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Malayan Tiger Facts

Kingdom:
Five groups that classify all living things...
Animalia
Phylum:
A group of animals within the animal kingdom...
Chordata
Class:
A group of animals within a pylum...
Mammalia
Order:
A group of animals within a class...
Carnivora
Family:
A group of animals within an order...
Felidae
Genus:
A group of animals within a family...
Panthera
Scientific Name:
Comprised of the genus followed by the species...
Panthera Tigris Jacksoni
Type:
The animal group that the species belongs to...
Mammal
Diet:
What kind of foods the animal eats...
Carnivore
Size:
How long (L) or tall (H) the animal is...
2m - 2.4m (6.5ft - 7.8ft)
Weight:
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
Lifestyle:
Whether the animal is solitary or sociable...
Solitary
Conservation Status:
The likelihood of the animal becoming extinct...
Endangered
Colour:
The colour of the animal's coat or markings...
Orange, Black, White
Skin Type:
The protective layer of the animal...
Fur
Favourite Food:Deer
Habitat:
The specific area where the animal lives...
Dense tropical forest
Average Litter Size:
The average number of babies born at once...
3
Main Prey:
The food that the animal gains energy from...
Deer, Cattle, Wild Boar
Predators:
Other animals that hunt and eat the animal...
Human
Special Features:Striped fur and powerful body

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