Malayan Tiger staring into the wild.
Close-up of a Malayan Tiger in the forest.
2 playful Malayan Tigers.


They inhabit dense tropical or sub-tropical jungles, shrubland, grassland and riverside areas.


They are carnivores. Their diet is based on different types of sambar and barking deer, wild boars and livestock. It is a large predator.


They are considered to be critically endangered under the IUCN Red List. There are less than 200 of them left in the wild.


SCIENTIFIC NAME: Panthera tigris jacksoni

HEIGHT: 58 - 104 cm

LENGTH: 2.3 - 2.6 m

WEIGHT: 99 - 117 kg

BEHAVIOUR: Nocturnal hunters. They are solitiary, found in groups only during mating periods

COLOUR: Orange coloured with thin black stripes

LIFESPAN: 20 years

LITTER SIZE: 2 to 5 cubs


They use different vocalisations - chuffs, moans, growls and roars

Females leave their scents during mating periods

Males use their body odour to mark territories


Preying on wild boars ensures crop safety

Natural Predators



Perfect body concealment while stalking prey

Coat helps it to blend in with the forest environment

Sharp eyesight during the night

Extremely good hearing, able to pick up infra-sound

Flexible spines and long hind limbs allow them to jump up to 33 feet

Soft pads on feet help to sneak up on its prey

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Products made of the Malayan Tiger's skin, teeth and claws.


1. Deforestation and urbanisation is forcing them to retreat into fragmented patches of forest.

2. Poached for their skin, bones and blood for use in traditional medicines and talismans.

3. Sold at exotic meat restaurants and into the pet trade as symbols of wealth and social status.

4. Fragmentation and habitat loss leads to prey shortages for the Malayan tigers.

5. Trophy hunting is another reason why they are killed often.


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