General

Malayan Tiger

posted: 11/30/15
Malayan Tiger
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Status: Endangered
Scientific Name: Panthera tigris jacksoni
Number Left: About 500
Size: 220-264 Pounds

These tigers were once classified as Indochinese tigers, but DNA testing in 2004 proved that they were two different subspecies. Malayan tigers inhabit tropical moist broadleaf forests found on the Malay Peninsula and in the southern tip of Thailand.

How You Can Help:

  • World Wildlife Fund: Learn more about the Malayan Tiger, conservation efforts, and what you can do to help ensure the species' survival.

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