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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
EXCLUSIVE

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.

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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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31.

OziasP    

Perfectly legal in vegas

91 days ago
32.

JT805    

It's the new Siegfried and Boy show.

91 days ago
33.

Bria    

I'm more concerned about the person who sold him the tiger in the first place...because I'm sure it wasn't cheap

90 days ago
34.

paul    

I get pissed up with small brain boys that is doing wrong thing. The only way he wantS attention is to post it online. Stupid pple that need to be taken care of, is now taking care of tiger. I hope he will not apply for food stamps for tiger soon.

Can we have someone to teach these folks money management. I wonder who pays to see them at concert or buys their music. Shame of them all.

Homeless people needs help rather than wasting money anyhow.

90 days ago
35.

OhWell    

Guess The Tiger Doesn't Like "Dark Meat".

90 days ago
36.

Thank You God Always    

That's crazy...
Looks like they are attacking all rappers...
First Breezy now Tyga.
WTH??

90 days ago
37.

EJfan72    

Selfish dumbass- poor tiger

90 days ago
38.

powerfulStuff    

All well and good til it mauls your face off. Wild animals belong in the wild, not in the studio being tortured by your horrible music.

90 days ago
39.

PureRadiance    

Oh yah, he didn't realize it was illegal yah, & he didn't know cocaine & heroin was illegal either! Yah uh huh....

90 days ago
40.

Crabby    

wow a ghetto crapper not knowing something was illegal? NO! too bad the tiger didnt kill him.

90 days ago
41.

LisaL    

WHY are people still allowed to own dangerous wild animals like tigers, lions, and bears (oh my... sorry couldn't resist). Unless it's for conservation purposes, there is absolutely no SANE reason for someone to own one.

90 days ago
42.

Yak    

What is wrong with these dumba$$ "rappers"? Just a bunch of posers, gotta be all macho and gangsta when in reality they're mostly a bunch of pu$$ies with nary a brain cell between them.

90 days ago
43.

bill_leslie    

"They should have never gave you n1ggrz money"

90 days ago
44.

Sin D    

F&&%n idiot

90 days ago
45.

Tom     

Tyga lives in Calabasas, in LA COUNTY. Get your facts right TMZ!

90 days ago
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