Coordinator: Tara Harris, Minnesota Zoo
Vice Coordinator (program contact): Mike Dulaney, Cincinnati Zoo
The Malayan Tiger SSP is a Yellow SSP program. This designation indicates that the Malayan Tiger SSP population consists of more than 50 individuals but is currently unable to retain >90% gene diversity over 100 years. This program is very tightly managed, genetically, to retain maximum genetic diversity from two sets of founders.
Program statistics, 2012
Number of participating institutions: 25
Population size: 54
Target population size: 150
Number of founders: 11
Gene diversity retained: 91.1%
Percentage of pedigree known: 100%
Malayan tigers (Panthera tigris jacksoni) are native to peninsular Malayasia. Fewer than 500 wild individuals are thought to remain.