Tyga's Tiger Has Been Confiscated

Tyga's Tiger Has Been Confiscated

Tyga now faces criminal charges for his choice of pet.

If you follow Tyga on Instagram, you may have noticed an interesting addition to his photos beginning about two months ago: a tiger. Yes, it seems that Tyga thought that keeping his big cat namesake as a pet was a good idea, but California Wildlife officers clearly thought otherwise. They confiscated the tiger and charged Tyga with possession of a prohibited species, a misdemeanor offense that's punishable by up to six months in jail.

After officials had received a report of a tiger living in Tyga's home in Ventura County, California, a warden visited Tyga's home to follow-up, and the rapper said he had put the animal in a private shelter. Officers transferred the 7-month-old cat to a state facility while they investigate.

According to TMZ, Tyga didn't know it was illegal to own the tiger, "and as soon as he realized, he gave it to a sanctuary."

Stay tuned for more news on this case, and let us know your opinions of Tyga keeping the exotic pet in the comments section.

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