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Photos: Rapper Named Tyga Didn't Know It Was Illegal To Own A Tiger, Has Tiger Removed
When your name is Tyga, it seems reasonable that you should have a tiger for a pet. This must have been the line of logic that drove Tyga to bring a baby tiger into his Ventura County home. However, just as quickly as he got his new furry pal, authorities got wind of it and removed the tiger from his home.
For a month or so, Tyga appeared blissfully unaware of the fact that California does not permit private citizens to own tigers. He Instagrammed several photos of him and his feline friend on his @kinggoldchains account. This could have been what led to California Wildlife officers responding to a tip about the animal on April 19.
Officers visited Tyga's house that day, but found the house empty and the tiger was nowhere to be found, according to KTLA. The warden waited until 11 p.m. when Tyga returned and the rapper told him that he had already moved the tiger to a private animal shelter. According to TMZ, sources say Tyga took good care of his exotic pet and took it to the private shelter once he found out it was illegal to own. Tyga may, however, now face criminal charges for this oversight.
California Department of Fish and Wildlife spokesman Andrew Hughan told KTLA that officers found and relocated the tiger to a permitted shelter around 1:30 a.m. He is now in good hands, and Hughan says the tiger's well being and safety is the primary concern.
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A look at years past when snows creeped into our citified neighborhoods, away from the mountains and foothills.
In the face of a drier future, that iconic piece of Americana is on its way out in Southern California.
Another Missing Hiker Has Been Found Dead In San Gabriels As Search For Actor Julian Sands ContinuesBob Gregory, 62, went missing the same day as Sands. His body was recovered near Mount Islip.