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Malayan Tiger

All six subspecies of tigers are critically endangered throughout their range of India to Siberia. These beautiful predators are the largest species of cat in the world, and they serve an important role in controlling populations of herbivores when they hunt.


Animal Facts

Scientific Name

Panthera tigris jacksoni


The Malayan subspecies of tiger is found in forests of Malaysia and southern Thailand.

Location in the Zoo

Near lions and bears

Cool Animal Fact

Each tiger has its very own stripe pattern. Researchers who observe tigers can identify individuals by the unique stripes on their faces and bodies.

How We Help Them

  • Confiscated and destructed 325 snares and traps using anti-poaching teams on patrol.
  • Anti-poaching teams completed >10,000 km of patrols.
  • Teams set up 50 surveillance camera traps for monitoring tiger hotspots and poacher access points, which has yielded information about threats to tigers.