I am researching into the fauna of Hong Kong between 1841 and 1942 for a book I am writing with Jon Downes of the Centre for Fortean Zoology U.K. We both lived in Hong Kong from the 1960s to the 1980s. If any Gwulo member has any memories of wildlife in Hong Kong during this time I would be very interested in hearing from you. I am particulary interested in information about tigers,leopards,wolves (I have reports of wolves from the time the Kowloon-Canton railway was being built), and anything unusual or possibly unknown to science. I am interested in folklore accounts and anything really from 1841-1942.
I have reports from old issues of the South China Morning Post of crocodiles in 1910. I am familiar with the works of Herklotts and Romer and the Hong Kong Naturalist but I am looking for anything rarer and also any info on the Stanley Prison Camp Tiger that may not be well publicized.
Thanks very much for any help.