© WWF-Malaysia/ Shariff Mohamad

The Malayan tigers are not very different from the Indochinese tigers that can be found in Thailand and other parts of mainland South East Asia. In terms of landmass connectivity, the Indochinese tiger range in Thailand is separated from the Malayan tiger range. So, Malayan tigers can be found in forest fragments of Thailand that borders Malaysia but not the other way round. Therefore, our tigers are thought to have evolved to be of a different subspecies partly because of this forested landmass separation. This difference however appears to be distinct genetically but not morphologically (no major difference in physical appearance).