Animals >>

Malayan Tiger

Malayan TigerMalayan TigerMalayan TigerMalayan Tiger
[Jump to Article]

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:Deer, Cattle, Wild Boar
Predators:
Other animals that hunt and eat the animal
Human
Special Features:Striped fur and powerful body

Malayan Tiger Location

Map of Malayan Tiger Locations
Map of Asia

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.

Malayan Tiger Translations

Dansk
Malaysisk tiger
Deutsch
Malaysia-Tiger
English
Malayan Tiger
Español
Panthera tigris jacksonies
Suomi
Malakantiikeri
Français
Tigre de Malaisie
Hrvatski
Malajski tigar
Bahasa Indonesia
Harimau Malaya
Italiano
Panthera tigris jacksoni
Bahasa Melayu
Pak Belang
Nederlands
Maleise tijger
Norsk
Malaysiatiger
Português
Tigre-malaio
Româna
Tigru Malaezian
Tiếng Việt
Hổ Mã Lai
中文
马来亚虎

Malayan Tiger Comments

Belen
"Tigers shouldn't be killed they are very talented creatures, this website helped me with my biology project. "
Belen cantu
"Save the Tigers they are very talented cratires"
SHURI
"SAVE TIGERS!!!!!! I love them. They are such magnificent creatures. Why kill them? Why kill any mammal? You don't have to."
Chelsae Mae Ladson!
"You are right Bot save those tigers."
fabian
"save the tigers they are amazing!"
Showing 5 of 11 comments.
Show More Comments

Post Comment

Please enter a nickname which you can use to identify your comment, but which others can not use to identify you. Please do not use your online usernames/handles which you use for social networking.

Article Tools

Add to Phobia Filter
Update your Malayan Tiger phobia filter.
Print Article
View printer friendly version of Malayan Tiger article.
Source/Reference Article
Learn how you can use or cite the Malayan Tiger article in your website content, school work and other projects.

First Published: 27th May 2010, Last Updated: 6th January 2017 [View Sources]

Sources:
1. David Burnie, Dorling Kindersley (2008) Illustrated Encyclopedia Of Animals [Accessed at: 27 May 2010]
2. David Burnie, Kingfisher (2011) The Kingfisher Animal Encyclopedia [Accessed at: 01 Jan 2011]
3. David W. Macdonald, Oxford University Press (2010) The Encyclopedia Of Mammals [Accessed at: 27 May 2010]
4. Dorling Kindersley (2006) Dorling Kindersley Encyclopedia Of Animals [Accessed at: 27 May 2010]
5. Richard Mackay, University of California Press (2009) The Atlas Of Endangered Species [Accessed at: 27 May 2010]
6. Tom Jackson, Lorenz Books (2007) The World Encyclopedia Of Animals [Accessed at: 27 May 2010]

Are you Safe?

Are You Safe? is an online safety campaign by A-Z-Animals.com. If something has upset you, the Are You Safe? campaign can help you to speak to someone who can help you.

Are you Safe?