Perhilitan’s Sungkai Wildlife Reserve provides a safe space for these big cats and other animals that are under threat.
Perhilitan's Sungkai Wildlife Reserve in Perak covers 2,468 hectares and provides medical treatment and rehabilitation to rescued animals.
Among its residents is this tiger named Johnny, who was born in captivity at the reserve.
Twenty-one-year-old Chemon is Johnny’s mother.
Perhilitan focuses on rehabilitation and release, even though some of the tigers are unable to return to the wild.
Staff regularly conduct check-ups on the tigers to ensure they are in good health.
Jeli, who has been at the reserve for over three years, is originally from Gambang, Pahang.
The reserve has a dedicated facility for rescued animals to receive medical treatment.
The tigers rotate between being in a holding cell and spending time in a larger, grassy enclosure where they can experience a semblance of life in the great outdoors.
Meet Yeop, who was captured in the wild after being found near an Orang Asli village.
Sadly, the Malayan tiger faces threats caused by deforestation, habitat loss, and illegal poaching and hunting.
As such, the Malayan tiger is a critically endangered species, with only between 80 and 120 left in the wild.