The Malayan tiger will go extinct in the next five to 10 years. That is if no drastic action is taken. One is to address its population decline. This was said by Kevin Lazarus, Taiping Zoo and Night Safari director.
He said breeding conservation and research on Malayan Tigers are needed. This is to prevent the extinction of the endangered species
“We have programmes with Perhilitan, the Wildlife and National Parks Department. Also with zoos that have Malayan tigers for captive breeding programmes. This is meant to increase the population of the animal.
“In this process we will find a suitable partner. And if the tigers need to be transferred, they will be transferred.” he said.
He was speaking to reporters after a visit with the media. They were there because of the first birthday celebration of Malayan tiger cubs at the zoo.
Kevin said Perhilitan also conducted tiger conservation programmes in the natural environment. They do this due to many threats in the forests such as poaching, biodiversity and loss of food.
The full article was published by Malay Mail on April 12, 2021.