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Tigers, lions and leopard found in Arkansas barn

  • Poinsett County police got an anonymous tip about the animals on Saturday
  • When they arrived on the scene they could see the animals in cages clearly through one of the building’s doors
  • The owner of the barn said the animals were being temporarily housed there before being transported to Germany via Memphis
  • No arrests have been made in connection to the animals found but the investigation is ongoing

Seven tigers, six lions and one leopard were discovered in a barn in Northeast Arkansas on Saturday.

The Poinsett County Sheriff’s Department went to the scene after receiving an anonymous tip. 

Deputies went to the scene and saw the animals in cages through one of the building’s open doors.

Seven tigers, six lions and one leopard were discovered in a barn in Poinsett County in Northeast Arkansas on Saturday

Police received an anonymous tip about the animals and could clearly see them in cages through one of the barn doors when they arrived on the scene

Police received an anonymous tip about the animals and could clearly see them in cages through one of the barn doors when they arrived on the scene

Authorities spoke with the owner of the barn who said they were temporarily housed there while waiting for shipment to Germany via Memphis International Airport on Tuesday.

No arrests have been made in connection to the animals found but the investigation is ongoing. 

Arkansas Game and Fish Commission spokesman Randy Zellers told KAIT8 that there is someone in the area to make sure the animals don’t get out.

The owner of the shop where the animals were found who said they were temporarily housed there while waiting for shipment to Germany via Memphis International Airport on Tuesday

The owner of the shop where the animals were found who said they were temporarily housed there while waiting for shipment to Germany via Memphis International Airport on Tuesday

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