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Activists say escaped tigers highlight Mexico’s need for a wild animal sanctuary

November 3, 2015
Four tigers have escaped in three different incidents across in the last two months. Photo by Libero Santuario Silvestre

Four tigers have escaped in three different incidents across Mexico in the last two months. Photo by Libero Santuario Silvestre

Police in Mexico are on the lookout for two tigers that escaped from a ranch in the western state of Michoacán on Sunday afternoon.

Backed by local zookeepers, police officers have been patrolling the surrounding area in car and on foot in a bid to capture the felines that are considered a risk to the population.

It is unclear who the owners are or whether they had the appropriate permits to keep the animals.

Such incidents are a regular occurrence in Mexico, where ownership of big cats is not uncommon.

Just two days earlier, another tiger escaped from a hotel where it was kept as an attraction in the neighboring state of Guerrero.

In September, authorities in Jalisco state captured yet another tiger that had escaped from a gated community in the city of Guadalajara…

Click here to read this article in full at Latin Correspondent.

María García Domínguez has spent 12 years relocating mistreated animals. Photo by Libero Santuario Silverstre

Activist María García Domínguez has spent 12 years relocating mistreated animals. Photo by Libero Santuario Silvestre

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