Circus personnel, Mexican police recapture last of 3 escaped tigers

Circus personnel, Mexican police recapture last of 3 escaped tigers


MORELIA, Mexico — Authorities say they have recaptured all three tigers that escaped from a circus truck in the Mexican state of Michoacan.

The state Civil Defence agency says two tigers were quickly recaptured after the truck carrying them suffered an accident and their cage broke open.

But one of the felines fled into a mountainous area about 30 kilometres (19 miles) from Morelia, the capital of the Pacific coast state of Michoacan.

Police, civil defence workers and employees of the Aguilar Hermanos circus mounted a search and found the tiger. Circus employees then formed a chain to corral him back into a cage very early Thursday.

Mexico has seen escapes of tigers, an elephant, a lion, buffaloes and camels in the past year.

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