National Animal of Myanmar

National Animal of Myanmar

The national animal of Myanmar is Tiger.  They are the most powerful and strongest in the jungle. Myanmar’s National animal, Tigers are renowned for their power and strength. For being largest, strongest, and powerful felines, The Tiger is considered as the national animal of Myanmar.


A century ago the tiger was present across Asia from Turkey to Russia and south to the Indonesia. Myanmar is one of those countries in Mainland Asia where tigers persist today. In Myanmar, the tigers are found in 3 individual areas, Hukaung Valley Wildlife Sanctuary (HKVWS), Htamanthi Wildlife Sanctuary (HMTWS) and Tenasserim Range. Myanmar Takes Tigers Forever to protect the national animal symbol of Myanmar.

Facts about the National Animal of Myanmar (Tiger)

  • Common Name: Tiger
  • Trinomen: Panthera tigris tigris
  • Adopted in: 1974
  • Found in: Asia, Turkey, Russia, south to the Indonesia.
  • Habitat: Grasslands, forests.
  • Average height: 3 – 3.6 ft.
  • Average length:Male: 8.9 – 10 ft., Female: 7.9 – 8.7 ft.
  • Average Weight: Male: 490 lbs, Female: 310 lbs
  • Average Lifespan: 8-10 years in wild
  • Average Speed: 60-65 km/h
  • Current number: 7-71 in 2009
  • Lives in: Grasslands and forest.

The Tiger looks big and heavy but tigers are by no means slow movers. In fact, at full speed they can reach up to 65km/h. They can kill almost double height and weight’s animals than them and usually kill buffalo, deer, pigs, cows, sheep and any other large mammal. They can eat 21kg meat at a night. In Myanmar they usually found in HKVWS, HMTWS and Tenasserim Range by using camera trap. In between 1928-1932, 1,382 tigers were reported killed in British Myanmar (Prater 1940). But they are now protected in Myanmar by Tigers forever Project.

Tigers are now protected in Myanmar and well deserved the title for its unique characteristics. The image of Tiger is also using as a national symbol of Myanmar.