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.