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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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118 COMMENTS

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1.

karma360    

It's so cute. I want one

119 days ago
2.

Carl    

Good. Animals like that are not pets.

119 days ago
3.

jimbo    

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.

119 days ago
4.

Chica    

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

119 days ago
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˜˜*”⇛˜˜”⇛ AK 47 Cat *”˜⇛˜”⇛(◣_◢)    

Stupid
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119 days ago
6.

Skit    

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.

119 days ago
7.

Fuji    

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

119 days ago
8.

The Zombie    

Lock the idiot up.

119 days ago
9.

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?

119 days ago
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Skit    

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.

119 days ago
11.

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.

119 days ago
12.

my2cents    

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

119 days ago
13.

BLUE UGLY 💩    

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

119 days ago
14.

There's a problem here    

He didn't know? Right.

119 days ago
15.

Barbara    

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

119 days ago
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