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Malayan Tiger

Common Name

Malayan Tiger

Latin Name

Panthera tigris jacksoni

Interesting Facts

Males and females only get together long enough to mate. The female takes care of all the cubs. She introduces them to meat at 2 months and by 18 months of age they hunt by themselves. The cubs stay with their mother until they are 2 or 3 years old, then they find their own territory. In the wild, they dedicate a lot of their time to hunting and can eat over 60 pounds of meat in one sitting.