#Caturday: Bengal tiger discovered locked up in abandoned house in Mexico

by 1389 on July 26, 2014

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Telegraph (UK) has the story:

Bengali tiger
The tiger is currently being cared for at a zoo Photo: CEN

By Mark Molloy 1:59PM BST 24 Jul 2014

Mexican authorities searching an abandoned house were left stunned when they discovered a Bengal tiger locked in a cage.

Police officers, who found the endangered animal after a tip-off from a member of the public, say it is a “complete mystery” how the tiger got there.

They were searching a property in the municipality of Chilapa de Alvarez, in the state of Guerrero, when they heard a strange noise.

The female tiger was found inside a locked room and police suspect it was illegally owned.

Police spokesman Leonidas Bueno Escamilla said the big cat was in a “good condition”.

“She didn’t have any food or water to hand, but we don’t think she could have been there for long,” he told AFP Indonesia.

“The cage was much too small for an animal of this size, it’s a complete mystery what the tiger was doing there.”

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