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The Malayan Tiger

Considered to be a “Keystone Species”, meaning they’re a crucial animal to the health of the ecosystems in which they live, including valuable watersheds which people rely on.

The Malayan tiger is a critically endangered subspecies and was put on the IUCN Red List in 2015. The WWF estimates that there are <200 in the wild today.

Some can be found with pattern on their foreheads that resemble the Chinese character “King”.

The biggest threat is habitat loss and poaching.

A tiger’s paw print is called a “pug mark”.

The Malayan word for tiger is “Harimau or Rimau”.

Found in Southern Thailand and the Malay Peninsula.

The Malayan tiger is one of the smaller sub-species with females weighing approx. 200 lbs. and males 285 lbs.

See The Malayan Tiger Candle