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.
- Tigers here at the El Paso Zoo are given as refreshing treat, frozen blood popsicles.
- The El Paso Zoo is currently home to two Malayan tigers, a male named Olan and a female named Seri.
- Though considered a smaller species of tiger, Malayan tigers can grow up to 8 feet in length and weigh as much as 300 pounds.
- This subspecies of tiger is known to be primarily solitary.
Species: P. Tigris
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.