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CAR CRASHES INTO TIGER ALONG EXPRESSWAY IN MALAYSIA

The video shows the tiger darting out from the right side of the expressway, directly into the path of the oncoming vehicle. The car, which was reportedly traveling at around 100km/h, was unable to avoid the collision.

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The Malayan tiger is a critically endangered species, with only a few hundred remaining in the wild. The loss of even one of these animals is a significant blow to conservation efforts, as every individual is crucial to the survival of the species.

This unfortunate event follows a similar pattern of accidents that have claimed the lives of two other Malayan tigers since November 2023. In November of last year, a Malayan tiger was killed in a collision with a trailer on the Utaea Selatan Highway (PLUS) near Tempurung Cave. More recently, in March 2024, a Malaysian tiger was found dead on the West Coast Highway (WCE) Trong – Beruas Perak, having been estimated to have been deceased for two days based on the condition of the carcass.

The series of accidents has raised concerns about the safety of Malayan tigers in the region, with all three incidents occurring on Thursdays. The country has lost three of these critically endangered animals in just six months, highlighting the urgent need for measures to protect them from further harm.

Efforts to conserve the Malayan tiger population have been ongoing, but these recent accidents underscore the challenges that remain. As one of the most endangered tiger subspecies, the loss of even one Malayan tiger is a significant blow to conservation efforts.

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The authorities are investigating the latest incident and are urging drivers to be vigilant and cautious when driving on highways, particularly in areas where wildlife crossings are known to occur. The public is also being encouraged to report any sightings of Malayan tigers or other endangered species to the relevant authorities, in order to help protect these valuable animals and prevent further accidents.

As the country mourns the loss of these three Malayan tigers, it is clear that more must be done to ensure their survival and protect them from the dangers that threaten their existence. The ongoing conservation efforts must be redoubled, and new measures must be taken to prevent further accidents and ensure the safety of these magnificent creatures.

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