South China tigers have not been sighted in Hong Kong since the 1970s, but author John Saeki has discovered that before this there were more sightings than most people may realise. Photo: ReutersSouth China tigers have not been sighted in Hong Kong since the 1970s, but author John Saeki has discovered that before this there were more sightings than most people may realise. Photo: Reuters
South China tigers have not been sighted in Hong Kong since the 1970s, but author John Saeki has discovered that before this there were more sightings than most people may realise. Photo: Reuters

When South China tigers roamed Hong Kong: maulings, devoured livestock, fleeing villagers – author hunts for forgotten stories

  • Author John Saeki has been collecting oral history accounts, archive newspaper reports and other historic records of tiger sightings in Hong Kong
  • He has found that beside two major cases – one in which two policemen were killed – there were many more sightings and incidents involving the big cats

Topic |   History
South China tigers have not been sighted in Hong Kong since the 1970s, but author John Saeki has discovered that before this there were more sightings than most people may realise. Photo: ReutersSouth China tigers have not been sighted in Hong Kong since the 1970s, but author John Saeki has discovered that before this there were more sightings than most people may realise. Photo: Reuters
South China tigers have not been sighted in Hong Kong since the 1970s, but author John Saeki has discovered that before this there were more sightings than most people may realise. Photo: Reuters
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