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Border patrol agents find tiger cub in abandoned duffel bag

By Ben Hooper
Border patrol agents find tiger cub in abandoned duffel bag
Border Patrol agents in Texas found a male tiger cub in a duffel bag abandoned by three people attempting to cross into the United States from Mexico. Photo courtesy of U.S. Customs and Border Protection

May 2 (UPI) -- Border Patrol agents in Texas said a duffel bag abandoned by migrants attempting to cross into the United States was found to contain a live tiger cub.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Brownsville-based Border Patrol agents working near the Rio Grande observed three subjects attempting to cross from Mexico into the United States.

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The people turned back to flee in the direction of Mexico, but left behind a duffel bag they had been carrying.

The bag was found to contain a live but sedated male tiger cub.

The tiger was taken to the Gladys Porter Zoo, where officials estimated it was about three to four months old.

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