Malayan tiger

Malayan tiger

The Malayan tiger (Panthera tigris jacksoni) is a tiger subspecies native to the Malay Peninsula and parts of southern Thailand. Here’s a description of its distribution by country:

  1. Malaysia: Malayan tigers are primarily found in Malaysia, where they inhabit various regions of the Malay Peninsula, including the states of Perak, Pahang, Kelantan, Terengganu, and Johor. They are particularly associated with the tropical rainforests and montane forests of these areas.
  2. Thailand: Malayan tigers also inhabit parts of southern Thailand, particularly in the border regions with Malaysia. However, their presence in Thailand is more limited compared to their distribution in Malaysia.

Malayan tigers are one of the smallest tiger subspecies, with a distinctively short coat and a relatively small skull. They are well-adapted to the dense forests of their habitat, using their stripes as camouflage while hunting prey such as deer, wild boar, and other small mammals.

Despite being native to the region, Malayan tigers face numerous threats, including habitat loss and fragmentation, poaching, and human-wildlife conflict. Conservation efforts are underway in both Malaysia and Thailand to protect their remaining habitats, combat poaching, and raise awareness about the importance of conserving this iconic species.

Malayan tiger

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