Michigan deputies responded to a semi-truck crash on an area interstate late Monday. Once they arrived, they discovered the truck was hauling a reasonably uncommon cargo to New York: Bengal tigers.
The Bay County Sheriff’s deputies have been conscious the truck was hauling animals, however they weren’t knowledgeable of what variety previous to arriving on the crash website, Michigan Stay reported.
The semi-truck “hydroplaned and its driver misplaced management of the rig, inflicting it to go away the roadway, enter a grassy median and jackknife,” Sheriff Troy R. Cunningham advised the News website. The tigers weren’t injured within the crash, nor was the motive force.
The tigers, every weighing roughly 600 kilos, are owned by a circus firm, although it’s not at the moment clear which one.
The Bengal tigers, that are endangered, in response to the World Wildlife Fund, have been held at an area towing firm in a single day as authorities labored to clear the crash website.