Thief Dumps Stolen Tiger, Camels
Gave zoo animals food, water then ditched them
By Jane Yager,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 23, 2010 5:35 AM CDT
In this photo released on June 22, 2010, Camels Shawn and Todd, 5, stand in a trailer that was recovered in Saint-Edmond-de-Grantham, about 55 miles east of Montreal, Canada.   (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Quebec Police)
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(Newser) – Apparently taking care of two camels and a tiger didn't turn out to be quite what one thief expected: Three days after the animals were stolen on their way back home to a Canadian zoo from a circus performance in Nova Scotia, police found Jonas the tiger and camels Todd and Shawn in an abandoned trailer on the side of a rural road. Though zoo officials had worried about the tiger getting dehydrated, all three animals looked spry when they were found.

"They were in great shape. The veterinarian thinks that the people who stole the animals gave them something to eat and drink," a police spokesman told the AP. The animals' trailer and the truck used to tow it were stolen from a motel parking lot Friday; the truck was recovered separately.

 

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