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New Mexico officials search for missing tiger

Conservation officers to search for missing tiger
New Mexico Department of Game & Fish
Conservation officers to search for missing tiger

ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico -- The search for a missing tiger continues in New Mexico.

According to New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, conservation officers discovered criminal activity while investigating wildlife crimes. Back in August, officers obtained search warrants for two homes.

NMDGF officers believe a tiger was being illegally held as a pet in one of the homes.

As a result, officers seized an illegally possessed 3-foot alligator, drugs, large amounts of cash and illegal firearms. The alligator was taken to a wildlife facility for veterinary care.

The tiger was not found in the home.

Investigators believe the tiger remains in the New Mexico or a nearby state. The animal is believed to be less than one year old and likely weighs 30-60 pounds.

The department is now requesting the public's help to locate the tiger.

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