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Tyga's Tiger

Confiscated By Wildlife Cops

Not So Grrrreat Now

4/25/2014 1:45 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Tyga Tiger ConfiscatedTyga's pet tiger has just been ripped from his clutches -- after authorities claimed the rapper was illegally in possession of the exotic animal ... and now Tyga could face criminal charges.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ, California Wildlife officers received a report last week that a tiger was housed at Tyga's home in Ventura County.

We're told a warden responded to the home -- and Tyga told him he had removed the cat from the house (presumably due to complaints) and placed it at a private animal shelter.

It's unclear how long Tyga's had the cat -- but he began posting photos of the tiger on Instagram last month.

According to law enforcement, Wildlife officers picked up the 7-month-old cat at the shelter and transferred it to a state facility for safekeeping ... while they investigate.

We're told Tyga could face misdemeanor charges of possession of a prohibited species ... punishable by up to six months in jail.

Worth noting, we're told Tyga took good care of the tiger. Sources close to Tyga tell us, the rapper didn't realize it was illegal to own ... and as soon as he realized, he gave it to a sanctuary.


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It's so cute. I want one

182 days ago


Good. Animals like that are not pets.

182 days ago


Does anybody actually think Tyga was taking the proper precautions to ensure the safety of the animal and people that come in contact with the tiger? Do you actually think he took steps to ensure the animal couldn't escape and endanger his neighbors as well as the animal itself? Come on, this is the best possible outcome for the tiger.

182 days ago


Good for them...Idiots like him need to stop keeping wild and endangered animals for pets. It's pathetic.

182 days ago

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182 days ago


To bad the idiot didnt get attacked and ripped up from the tiger first.
Then maybe he would know why they arent legal to own.

182 days ago


He didn't know it was illegal to own a TIGER? I guess common sense really isn't common anymore.

182 days ago

The Zombie    

Lock the idiot up.

182 days ago

boo boo    

This was in my community and local news never mentioned the name of the owner. They identified it as a BENGAL tiger (an endangered species I believe). A couple of years ago another person's personal tiger "pet" escaped in a nearby area and when cops spotted it...they shot and killed it. When will people learn that wild animals aren't pets?

182 days ago


Youd think people would get it about tigers after Siegfried and Roys Tiger problems. But then again look at the intelligence of the people trying to own them.

182 days ago

She's baaaack    

Why would you think possessing such a magnificent animal makes you look like a man? That animal belongs in the wild and now has to live it's life cooped up in a sanctuary instead of living a free life.

182 days ago


Dumb a s s...they should've let him keep it until he got big and hungry.

182 days ago


This Z-list loser had no right to have a wild animal, they belong in the wild.

Too bad it didn't grow up and attack him though

182 days ago

There's a problem here    

He didn't know? Right.

182 days ago


He should also be required to pay for the upkeep on the animal.

182 days ago
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