Wildlife department to check on viral news over tiger

KUANTAN (Bernama) – The Pahang Department of Wildlife and National Parks is to send an officer to the Bukit Pelindung recreational area near Teluk Chempedak to conduct a check following a social media viral report that a tiger was sighted there.

Its director, Ahmad Azhar Mohammed, said the department itself had not received any report that the animal was seen there.

“Someone may have seen a civet cat which, at a glance, resembles a tiger,” he said when contacted by Bernama yesterday.

Ahmad Azhar advised people who had seen a tiger there to lodge a report with the department immediately.

He also said that people should not share information on social media unless they had verified it from the right sources.

Some time ago, a photograph was circulated on social media about a tiger spotted in Terengganu but it turned out that the picture was taken elsewhere, he said.