The hunt for British Big Cats attracts far more newspaper column-inches than any other cryptozoological subject. There are so many of them now that we feel that they should be archived by us in some way, so we should have a go at publishing a regular round-up of the stories as they come in.
Curated by Carl Marshall and Olivia McCarthy
Thursday, 14 August 2014
NEWSLINK: Bengal tiger discovered locked up in abandoned house in Mexico
Police officers searching a property in Guerrero, Mexico, found the endangered big cat locked in a cage.
A Bengal tiger was found in an abandoned house in MexicoPhoto: CEN
By Mark Molloy
1:59PM BST 24 Jul 2014
Mexican authorities searching an abandoned house were left stunned when they discovered a Bengal tiger locked in a cage.
Police officers, who found the endangered animal after a tip-off from a member of the public, say it is a “complete mystery” how the tiger got there.
They were searching a property in the municipality of Chilapa de Alvarez, in the state of Guerrero, when they heard a strange noise.
The female tiger was found inside a locked room and police suspect it was illegally owned.
Police spokesman Leonidas Bueno Escamilla said the big cat was in a “good condition”.