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Rescued tigers arrive to animal protection centre in Villena

Spain, Villena
December 03, 2019 at 13:50 GMT +00:00 · Published

Five tigers that were rescued at the Polish-Belarusian border in November, arrived at their new home at an animal protection centre in Villena, Spain, on Monday evening.

The rescue tigers arrived in vans following several weeks of rehabilitation at a zoo in Poznan, Poland. Footage shows members of the Animal Advocacy and Protection group (AAP) welcoming the felines to the wildlife protection centre in south-east Spain, where they hope to make a full recovery.

The animals were discovered in deplorable conditions inside a lorry bound to Russia's Dagestan, but lack of official documentation impeded their crossing at the Polish-Belarusian border, and they were then left unattended resulting in the death of one of the tigers and sickness in several others.

Mandatory Credit: AAP Animal Advocacy and Protection

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Five tigers that were rescued at the Polish-Belarusian border in November, arrived at their new home at an animal protection centre in Villena, Spain, on Monday evening.

The rescue tigers arrived in vans following several weeks of rehabilitation at a zoo in Poznan, Poland. Footage shows members of the Animal Advocacy and Protection group (AAP) welcoming the felines to the wildlife protection centre in south-east Spain, where they hope to make a full recovery.

The animals were discovered in deplorable conditions inside a lorry bound to Russia's Dagestan, but lack of official documentation impeded their crossing at the Polish-Belarusian border, and they were then left unattended resulting in the death of one of the tigers and sickness in several others.

Mandatory Credit: AAP Animal Advocacy and Protection

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