Malayan tigers are critically endangered– there are only 250 of them left in the wild. Protecting these tigers’ habitats is an important way to help them– scientists and governments around the world work together to find ways to preserve the land the tigers live on and to protect these environments from changing climates that make it harder for animals and plants to live there.
Another important way that scientists are helping to save Malayan tigers is through breeding programs at zoos. They’re able to bring together tigers from different gene pools to keep the species healthy, and by studying the tigers in zoos, scientists learn more about what tigers in the wild need to thrive. There are two Malayan tiger cubs at the Bronx Zoo– you can watch a video of them on the zoo’s website!