Keenesburg, Colorado – An illegally held tiger cub, discovered in January inside of a dog crate at a home in Southeast Albuquerque, New Mexico, has a new home at a sanctuary in Colorado. The four-month-old cub was found by Albuquerque police who were responding to a shooting at 304 Indiana Street S.E. on January 10.
While on scene, the police heard an additional gunshot coming from a mobile home and while investigating, they found a blood trail leading to an unlocked trailer; inside of the trailer they found the crated Bengal Tiger.
Since that time, the tiger cub has been in the custody of the New Mexico Department of Fish and Game, and in the care of ABQ BioPark. Officials recently announced that the cub is going to live at The Wild Animal Sanctuary in Colorado. The cub was not able to be released into the wild because he is too accustomed to humans; his new name is Duke.
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