Baby tiger found stuffed in bag at Bangkok airport

Thai national may have been trying to smuggle cub to Iran

Security workers at Bangkok’s airport found a live 2-month-old tiger cub hidden in a suitcase of stuffed toys in a bag destined for Iran. A 31-year-old Thai woman had checked the oversized bag and said she knew nothing of the live cargo. A DNA sample will be analyzed to determine if the tiger was born in the wild or captivity, in order to aid police with their investigation.


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