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AirAsia has unveiled a special ‘Save our Malayan Tiger’ aircraft livery in support of the government’s campaign to save the fast-disappearing Malayan tiger.
The ‘Save Our Malayan Tiger’ livery forms part of AirAsia’s ongoing sustainability efforts to support conservation and environmental programs, and would encourage millions of people to pledge their support for the cause.
The Airbus A320 aircraft livery was unveiled in Sepang today, 13 Nov, 2019.
“There are only 200 Malayan Tigers left in our jungles. Down from 5000 we must all redouble our efforts to save these wonderful and majestic animals. I appeal to all poachers to please STOP killing these animals. Leave them alone or future generations will only have tiger toys” says AirAsia Group boss, Tony Fenandes
The Malayan tiger has been classified as Critically Endangered on the IUCN Red List in 2015. The population was roughly estimated at 250 to 340 adult individuals in 2013, and likely comprises less than 200 mature breeding individuals and has a declining trend.
Only 2–5 cubs are born every birth, and only half of these will survive past 2 years old. Malaysian tiger enjoys swimming and playing in shallow rivers and lakes.