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Man who illegally bought tiger rug gets 1 day in jail

Nov. 13, 2019 4:19 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A New Jersey man who illegally bought a tiger skin rug years after being told it was a crime to do so has been sentenced to one day in jail. The U.S. attorney’s office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania said Wednesday that 62-year-old Loren Varga was also sentenced to two...

Polish zoo to take in tigers stranded for days at the border

Oct. 30, 2019 5:08 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A zoo in western Poland is trying to save nine tigers from Italy that have been stranded for days in small cages at the border with Belarus. Another tiger in the group has already died. Authorities in Belarus are refusing to let the transport in, saying the Italian caretakers have no...

Asian tiger mosquito found in Vermont

Oct. 3, 2019 3:46 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Vermont state officials say that the Asian tiger mosquito which can spread the Zika and dengue viruses has been found in Vermont. The state said Thursday that the mosquitoes identified do not currently carry these diseases. Natalie Kwit, public health veterinarian with the Vermont...

White lions join crew of animals at Alabama animal preserve

Sep. 23, 2019 10:27 AM EDT

FORT PAYNE, Ala. (AP) — An animal preserve in northeast Alabama is now home to two white lions. Tigers for Tomorrow at Untamed Mountain recently announced that Bakari and Kimani are settling in well at the facility in DeKalb County. Al.com reports that Tigers for Tomorrow is home for more than 160 animals...