TIGER AND TWO CAMELS BELIEVED STOLEN IN CANADA
A Bengal tiger and two camels have gone missing after a truck and a trailer they were travelling in were stolen near Montreal, Canadian officials say.
They say the vehicles were snatched as the driver stopped for the night at a local motel.
Police believe it was an “opportunity crime”, with the thieves being unaware what the cargo was.
The animals, described as “delightful”, were being transported from Nova Scotia to a zoo in Bowmanville, Ontario.
“I don't think the thieves had any clue about what was inside,” zoo director Michael Hackenberger told Reuters.
He said all three animals – Jonas the tiger and camels Todd and Sean – were trained and friendly.
But he added that the tiger, who weighed some 180kg (400lb) “is still a tiger”.
The director also expressed concern that the animals could die of dehydration in the hot weather unless they had water soon.