The Malayan tiger is a symbol of courage and strength, represented in the emblems of the Royal Malaysian Police, our national football team and, more importantly, the Jata Negara, our national crest. The Malayan tiger is a territorial creature that needs large areas of forest to roam. It hunts alone, its main diet being smaller prey, with a preference for sambar deer. Tigers give birth to two to four cubs every two years. Cubs stay with their mother until they are two years old before setting off on their own.