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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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61.

Gustav LaFong    

De Tiger could eat de Monkey.

126 days ago
62.

Camp X-Ray    

Hello: Where's his jungle bunny?

126 days ago
63.

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.

126 days ago
64.

Paula    

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

126 days ago
65.

terryhighlander    

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

126 days ago
66.

k    

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

126 days ago
67.

jc hall    

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

126 days ago
68.

xxxxx    

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

126 days ago
69.

Pariah586    

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.

126 days ago
70.

JSX    

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

126 days ago
71.

Dennis    

This rapper is more of an animal than the Tiger.

126 days ago
72.

bart    

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

126 days ago
73.

Uncletomscabin    

One word: n¡ggers

126 days ago
74.

Tiger    

Stop being haters

111 days ago
75.

acebang27    

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

18 days ago
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