Tiger Cubs Offered For Sale In McAllen

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

McALLEN, Texas (AP) - McAllen police detained a woman after she
allegedly tried to sell six tiger cubs at a parking lot.
Federal wildlife authorities have placed the animals at the
Gladys Porter Zoo in Brownsville.
Investigators are trying to determine if the animals were bound
for Mexico.
An official with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says the
cubs appear to be healthy and range in age from 2-10 weeks.
A McAllen police officer who was on patrol yesterday noticed a
woman and a man allegedly involved in some type of sale.
The officer saw the young tigers in a vehicle as he approached
the pair.
Police say charges are pending against the woman, amid concerns
about no permits to transport the tigers and other possible
wildlife violations.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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