Zoo Diet: Carnivore meat diet
Habits: The Malayan tiger is one of five surviving tiger subspecies. There are approximately 1,000 to 1,800 in the wild today. There are approximately 60 living in zoos throughout Asia and the United States.
Tigers move well on land, but are also good swimmers and may bathe or sit in the water to cool off. The stripes are effective camouflage in a grassland or brush forest environment, and also break the outline of the body on simpler backgrounds.
In the wild, tigers are generally solitary animals. Cubs remain completely dependent on their mothers for at least 18 months. Females will allow
cubs to precede them at a kill.