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Environmental officers remove young tiger from private home

San Nicolás de los Garza, Nuevo León — The Federal Attorney for Environmental Protection has rescued a tiger from a private home after a citizen complaint led them to the house.

The Bengal Tiger, who is between two and three months old, was removed from the home after homeowners could not provide the necessary paperwork or permits to have the animal as a pet. The female tiger was discovered in a home in Colonia Vivenza in the state of Nuevo León.

Federal environmental officers say that they visited the home after receiving a private complaint about the tiger. Upon inspection, she was found living outside the home in a 4.5 meter high concrete walled area.

Officers said that aside from lack of paperwork, the conditions where she was living were not dignified and respectful of the animal. They also say that the enclosure was not considered safe for society.

The animal was transferred to the La Pastora Park facilities while her legal status is determined.

The Bengal Tiger is on the Convention on International Trade of Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora list.

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