Tiger Flees Magic Act for Vegas Streets

By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 31, 2009 6:13 AM CDT
Tiger cubs play with boxes at Secret Garden & Dolphin Habitat at the Mirage hotel and casino in Las Vegas.   (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
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(Newser) – An escaped tiger ended up roaming the streets of Las Vegas after pulling a disappearing act from its magician owners, AP reports. Police, who heard reports from residents about a wandering tiger, say they recaptured the tame animal without incident after it was found in a back yard. The animal is believed to belong to the Fernando Brothers magic act.