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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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Gustav LaFong    

De Tiger could eat de Monkey.

157 days ago

Camp X-Ray    

Hello: Where's his jungle bunny?

157 days ago

Mrs Roberts    

They need to make an example of him and everyone who played a role in getting the tiger for him. Stupidity is no excuse.

157 days ago


What a Dumb F !, didn't know it was illegal. Really????

157 days ago


this is what i mean by most people are to stupid to be free, and that mean's every rapper ever born !!!!

157 days ago


Yeah, and I don't know I have to pay taxes. Do you think the IRS will buy that one?

157 days ago

jc hall    

Another stupid uneducated ignorant f*****n' as****e.

157 days ago


everyone of these s***s need locked up , or just got rid of

157 days ago


Why is it that rap artists never show any humility or gratitude for their success. It's always about buying insane and ridiculous things just to show off, and they seem to think that it makes them better of or more important than everyone else.

157 days ago


What happened to these morons owning pit bulls?? Now they need tigers?? Stupid and irresponsible.

156 days ago


This rapper is more of an animal than the Tiger.

156 days ago


These animals are not pets and never should be. There is a reason they are called wild.

156 days ago


One word: n¡ggers

156 days ago


Stop being haters

142 days ago


Soooo its funny how many racist remarks are made on these post most of the time its white people who own crazy ass animals but a black guy has it he a ***** and he showing off did any of you stop and think oh maybe it was a childhood dream to own a tiger and he worked hard enough to finally own one i didnt know it was illegal its bitches who own them she died but she owned like lions or tigers some **** but nobody bats an eye at this old white lady even the lady who owned monkeys like think before you speak btw white america your *****s too

48 days ago
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