Monday, March 26, 2012
Malayan Tiger - Harimau Belang
Malayan Tiger is the largest and most powerful cat. A tiger is 10 times stronger than a man. This mammals can be found in peninsular Malaysia. There is no clear different between the Malayan and Indochinese Tiger.
What we should know about tigers:
1. Eyes- forward facing eyes, for binocular vision to judge distance. Can see 6 times better than human in the dark.
2. Ears- excellent hearing. Can rotate nearly 180 degrees.
3. Nose- excellent sense of smell to detect prey.
4. Whiskers- sensitive to touch. Detect obstacles and access the prey's body position.
5. Teeth- can deliver fatal bites to the prey's throat.
6. Stripes- camouflages the tiger and allows it to get very close to the prey while hunting.
7. Tail- half as long as its body. Used for balancing and to communicate.
9. Tigers are endangered species. Stop buying tiger products to stop killing this animal.
Source: National Zoo, Kuala Lumpur.