Animals

Malayan Tiger

Panthera Tigris Jacksoni

Will the tiger soon go extinct in the wild?  It is a real possibility, one that we are trying to help prevent.

Tigers are endangered across Asia where the total population size is estimated at below 2,500 mature breeding individuals.  Of nine subspecies, four may have already gone extinct in the wild. All tigers may go extinct if conservation efforts cannot successfully protect their remaining habitats and stop poachers from killing them to supply traditional Asian medicine demands for tiger parts.

Fun Facts

Classification

Class: Mammalia

Order: Carnivora

Family: Felidae

Genus: Panthera

Species: P. Tigris

Habitat

Malayan tigers reside in the southern portion of Malaysia, a country found on a peninsula in Southeast Asia. These animals primarily make their homes in tropical and subtropical forests.

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