#Fake News?- Tiger Spotted In Sihanoukville

This morning, several Khmer news sites published a story claiming a tiger had been spotted crossing National Rd 4 between Otres and Kbal Chhay shortly before midnight on 27 July.

The news was shared on a prominent Facebook account, according to Phnom Penh Reporter. and TDNews among others.

Sadly, despite the what-would-be-amazing news, the photo accompanying the story is 100% false. The photo in question is from a 2018 Twitter post highlighting the risks to tigers in Tadoba, India.

Tigers have not been spotted in Cambodia for almost 12 years and have been declared functionally extinct.

Image on Khmer media 28 July 2019
Twitter account , Feb 2018.
Roadkills India

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