Tiger cub found stuffed in duffel bag rescued at U.S.-Mexico border

Tiger cub found stuffed in duffel bag rescued at U.S.-Mexico border

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Tiger cub found stuffed in duffel bag rescued at U.S.-Mexico border

A weary tiger cub is recovering at a zoo in Brownsville, Texas, after being discovered Monday afternoon at the U.S. Mexico border, stuffed inside a black duffel bag.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced  its peculiar discovery in a news release issued Tuesday.

CBP stated that agents working the Rio Grande Valley spotted three men carrying the duffel bag while trying to enter the United States illegally. The men abandoned the bag and fled back into Mexico.

The 3- to 4-month-old tiger cub, which had been stuffed snugly inside the bag, was delivered to Gladys Porter Zoo, where it was said to be doing well, according to Newsweek.

Irma Chapa, a CBP spokeswoman, shared a photo of the cub to Twitter on Monday night (see image below).

As of the time of this post, Gladys Porter Zoo had not responded to a USA Today inquiry regarding future plans for the cub.

–Top two images show tiger cub after its discovery by U.S. Border Patrol Agents. Credit: CBP. Third image shows the cub trying to stay awake. Credit: Irma Chapa/CBP

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