Technical Details

Date of Issue : 23rd February 2010

Stamp Value :  50 sen setenant

Sheet Content : 20 Stamps

First Day Cover Value : 30 Sen

Perforation 14

Paper Watermarked SPM, Phosphor Coated

Printing Process Lithography

Printer : Percetakan Keselamatan Nasional Sdn. Bhd.

Tigers

Tigers are the largest species of the cat family. Tigers are solitary animals and usually hunt at night. Females usually give birth to two or three cubs, which they raise and nurse for about two years. Tigers hunt a variety of animals, including deer, wild boar and cattle. Tigers try to remain out of sight and hearing of their enemies, especially humans; they prefer fleeing to fighting. They can be killed by wild dogs, elephants and water buffaloes.

Man-eating tigers are usually individuals who are too old, sick or wounded to capture wild animals.  Tigers are good swimmers and enjoy bathing, especially in hot weather, which appears to make them quite uncomfortable. They are poor climbers, taking to trees only in emergencies.

The tiger is an endangered species. Trophy hunting of tigers was a common “Sport” in the past. The greatest threats to the tiger now, however, are the loss of their natural habitat, loss of prey species such as deer and wild cattle to hunting by humans and poaching. Tiger bone is used in traditional Chinese medicine to treat a variety of ailments and its meat is also served as a delicacy in exotic restaurants. Other parts such as claws, teeth and skin are sought after as trophy magic and collectible items.

Out of the nine tiger sub-species worldwide, three tiger subspecies, the Caspian, Javan and Balinese Tigers have become extinct. Therefore with the issuance of  of the Malaysian Tiger with Post Korea, in conjunction with the 50th Anniversary of the Diplomatic Relations between Malaysia and Korea, it is hoped that greater awareness is created and the need to take necessary steps in  order to ensure the Malayan Tiger exists for the future generations.

 

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Malaysia-Korea Joint Issue -Tigers 2010

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Malayan Tiger

The Malayan Tiger (Panthera tigris jacksoni) is found only in Peninsular Malaysia.

The Malayan Tiger, along with the Sumatran Tiger, is perhaps the smallest extant subspecies of tiger. Its stripe pattern is similar to the Indochinese tiger, but its size is similar to the Sumatran Tigers, with an average weight of 120 kgs for adult males and 100 kgs for females. Male Malayan tigers measures around 237 cm in length from head to tail and female Malayan tigers around 200 cm in length.

The Malayan Tiger is much found in the lower areas of the rainforest. It preys on sambar deer, barking deer, wild boar and livestock. The population of the Malayan tiger is decreasing rapidly due to human activities.

The Malayan tiger is a national icon and thus is depicted in the coat of arms of Malaysia, symbolizing the government and also appears in various trademarks and logo of various Malaysian institutions as it symbolizes bravery and strength to Malaysians.

Korean Tiger

The Korean tiger (Pantera tigris altaica) is also known as the Siberian , Amar, Manchurian and North China tiger. It is the biggest of the eight recent tiger subspecies and the largest living felid. Recent research in 2009 revealed that the current Siberian Tiger population is almost identical to the Caspian tiger, which is now extinct.

The Korean tiger may be 4m long, including the tail and weigh 290 kg, much larger than any other tigers. The coat of the Korean tiger is moderately thick, coarse and sparse compared to that of others. The summer coat is coarse, while the winter coat is denser, longer, softer and silkier.

The Korean tigers feed on wild boar and deer. It will also take smaller prey like rabbits and fish. The Korean tiger is mostly confined to low mountains.

 

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Malaysia-Korea Joint Issue -Tigers 2010

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FOLDER

Malaysia-Korea Joint Issue -Tigers 2010 - Folder

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