Pet tiger cub taken from Albert Lea home

Incident date: 
Tue, 02/11/2003
Date reported: 
Tue, 02/11/2003
Date Published: 
Tue, 02/11/2003 (All day)
City: 
Albert Lea
State: 
Minnesota
Category: 
Human Injury
Headline: 
Pet tiger cub taken from Albert Lea home
Summary: 

Officials from Lakeview Elementary school notified police of a fifth-grade boy who told a teacher that he lived with a tiger.  The boy had scratches and bite marks from the tiger.  Police searched his house and found his dad's 4-month old tiger with sores and scars on its neck because her collar was too tight and was malnourished.  The tiger was moved to Rocky Mountain Wildlife Conservation Center in Colorado.

Publication: 
Star Tribune
Author: 
David Chanen