Endangered Malayan tiger killed after being hit by car on expressway

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A driver in Malaysia collided with an unlikely animal today while driving in Bentong, Pahang.

An adult tiger was killed today (16 May) after being struck by a car along the Kuala Lumpur-Karak Expressway near Lentang. 

The tiger was identified by the Malaysia Animal Association to be a Malayan tiger around five years of age. The Malayan tiger is a critically endangered species with less than 200 remaining in the wild. 

Rozidan Md Yasin, director of Pahang Wildlife and National Parks Department (Perhilitan), said the tiger weighed about 130kg and was believed to have come from the Bukit Tinggi forest reserve in Bentong before being hit by a car when trying to cross the road. 

A dashcam video being circulated shows the tiger leaping across the highway’s central divider before being struck by the camera car. 

The driver of the vehicle was unhurt in the incident. 

Drivers who’ve been in or witnessed an accident can use Motorist’s mWitness feature to request or provide video evidence to assist in the claims process. 

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