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Updated Jan 7, 2014 - 4:30 pm

Arizona Game and Fish seize 2 tigers from backyards

PHOENIX -- Arizona wildlife officials have seized two tigers that were being kept in backyards in the Phoenix area.

The Arizona Game and Fish Department received reports Dec. 27 about a man posting pictures of himself with his two pet tigers online.

Game and Fish biologist Randy Babb said the first tiger was found rope-tied in a Phoenix backyard on New Year's Eve. The second tiger was located three days later in suburban Gilbert and was being kept in a large dog kennel.

Both tigers are about 8 months old, 200 pounds and appear to be in good health.

Babb said they'll be taken to live at a wildlife preserve in Prescott.

Officials said the animals' owner will be cited when he's located because Arizona prohibits the possession of all wild carnivores.

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