A Malayan tiger was found dead on Thursday (9 November) alongside the North-South Expressway (NSE) southbound near the Gua Tempurung lay-by in Perak.
The male tiger, estimated to be between eight and 10 years old, was believed to have been involved in a collision with a trailer.
Authorities were alerted, prompting the response of the Wild and National Parks Department, according to a report by Bernama.
“We believe the tiger was the animal reported to have attacked livestock and scaring residents around Kampar earlier,” State Science, Environment and Green Technology Committee chairman Teh Kok Lim said in a statement.
He added that the carcass of the deceased tiger was also transported to the Sungkai National Wildlife Rescue Centre (NWRC) for further investigation and action.
According to the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), fewer than 200 Malayan tigers are left in the wild, and they are at a real risk of extinction, mainly as a result of illegal poaching and wildlife trafficking.
The Malayan tigers are the only surviving subspecies of tigers that are found exclusively in the southern and central parts of the Malay Peninsula.
They are known for their distinctive dark stripes, being much closer together in design than those of the other subspecies of tigers.
The Malayan tigers are also apex predators and play a crucial role in maintaining the ecological balance of the forest ecosystem.
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