American hunter who hastened demise of the South China tiger, and how Mao’s assault on nature finished it off

  • Trophy hunters like boastful William Lord Smith pushed the big cat towards extinction in China and Southeast Asia; greed and growth hastened its end
  • Smith’s self-regarding memoir included the fact that he always sent one of the Chinese in his employ into a tiger’s lair first
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An image of a stuffed Tasmanian tiger, or thylacine. File photo: AFP

Australia reports eight sightings of long-extinct Tasmanian tigers

  • Thylacines were found on the island of Tasmania, an island state off Australia’s south coast, until they were hunted to extinction
  • But a government document says several people have reported seeing them in the last three years
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An image of a stuffed Tasmanian tiger, or thylacine. File photo: AFP
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