by Teresa Teo Guttensohn with contributions from Journeys Pte Ltd
29 July is Global Tiger Day. This article is dedicated to the Malayan Tiger, now extinct in Singapore. It honours the last 200 wild Malayan Tigers fighting for survival in the jungles of Malaysia. Can we save this living emblem of Singapore and Malaysia before it’s too late?
A Powerful Asian Symbol
Throughout history and across many cultures, no animal has inspired as much awe as the largest wild cat on the planet, the majestic Tiger (Panthera tigris).
In Asian art and mythology, this impressive feline is a powerful symbolic animal that is feared, admired and glorified. Unsurprisingly, the endangered tiger is regarded as exotic, charismatic and the most popular animal in the world.
Join the Citizen Action for Tigers (CAT) Walks at Sungai Yu Tiger Corridor and Taman Negara National Park, Malaysia, to help save Malayan Tigers from the edge of extinction — Friday 16-18 August and 18-22 September 2019.
When you participate in a catwalk, you are directly helping in the survival of the Malayan Tiger, its rainforest home, and the amazing diversity of plants and animals living there.
There are now less than 200 Malayan Tigers (Panthera tigris jacksoni) left in the wild in Peninsular Malaysia.
This Malayan sub-species is on the extreme edge of extinction.