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

(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.

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"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.
(Read more circus animals stories.)

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