Mexico’s office for Environmental Protection has seized two Bengal tigers from a house in Jalisco state, in Mexico.
The two animals were discovered after a video was shared on social media of one of the tigers roaming the streets of the city of Tlaquepaque, with a man trying to lasso it.
The owners were asked to provide proof that the animals were legally in Mexico but failed to show that they were complying with safety regulations.
The tigers – one male and one female – are aged 10 months and 2 years and 9 months respectively were found to be in a good state of health and had no signs of mistreatment.
Officials stated that the tigers would be returned to their owner if he could show that he can provide adequate safety measures to protect the general public.