The Malayan Tiger

Facts about The Malayan Tiger

There are around 500 tigers living in the Malayan Peninsula in Thailand and Malaysia. The Malayan Tiger is threatened by human-wildlife conflict and loss of habitat due to forest conversion for agriculture and development. Not much is known about the biology of Malayan tigers. They are known to prey on deer, wild boar, and sun bear. The Malayan tiger comes into conflict with people over livestock predation. The Malayan tiger was recently identified as a new subspecies. The Malayan tiger is the smallest species of tiger along with the Sumatran tiger, with average female Malayan tiger growing to around 2 meters in length. The smaller size of the Malayan tiger helps it to remain unseen in the clearer parts of the Malaysian jungle.