Malayan Tiger

Amur TigerPhoto by Joel Sartore

Scientific Name: Panthera tigris jacksoni

A tiger's stripes are much like our fingerprints - no two are the same. This striped pattern also helps them hide well in tall grass.

  • Size: Weight: 220 to 260 pounds; Body length: 6.5 to 7.5 feet
  • Diet: Carnivores, primarily feeding on deer, wild boar and sun bears that inhabit the region
  • Habitat: Tropical forests and grasslands
  • Range in the Wild: The Malay Peninsula, southern tip of Thailand

Conservation Status

Listed as Endangered. It is estimated between 500 and 1,000 wild Malayan tigers remain facing threats from habitat destruction and poaching.

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