The Malayan Tiger
By Amelia Meyer
As its name implies, the Malayan Tigers natural habitat is in the Malayan Peninsula of Southeast Asia, particularly in the southern and central parts of this beautiful country. Its scientific name is Panthera tigris jacksoni, with the exception of within Malay, in which it is called Panthera tigris malayensis. The difference in its scientific names is due to the country of its origins wanting to be included in its official name. Despite its being one of the most prolific of the tiger subspecies, the Malayan Tiger is still endangered.
The Malayan Tiger is one of the smallest tigers of all of the subspecies. Adults only weigh around 120 kilograms, or 260 pounds, while females are slightly lighter at an average 100 kilograms (equivalent to about 220 pounds). The males reach about 235 centimetres from head to tail, while females are approximately two metres long.