PHOENIX — Arizona wildlife officials have seized two tigers that were
being kept in backyards in the Phoenix area.
The Arizona Game and Fish Department received reports Dec. 27 about a man
posting pictures of himself with his two pet tigers online.
Game and Fish biologist Randy Babb said the first tiger was found rope-tied in
a Phoenix backyard on New Year’s Eve. The second tiger was located three days
later in suburban Gilbert and was being kept in a large dog kennel.
Both tigers are about 8 months old, 200 pounds and appear to be in good health.
Babb said they’ll be taken to live at a wildlife preserve in Prescott.
Officials said the animals’ owner will be cited when he’s located because
Arizona prohibits the possession of all wild carnivores.