STATUS OF MALAYAN TIGERS | WWF Malaysia
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Back in the 1950s, Malaysia was thought to have as many as 3,000 tigers. In 2014, the number of Malayan tigers was estimated to have declined to an estimated 250-340, down from our previous best guess of 500 tigers back in 2003. Recently, our Malayan tigers have been classified as ‘Critically Endangered’ species under the IUCN Red List, with less than 200 left in the wild today. It faces an extremely high chance of extinction in the wild.