Orphaned Tiger Cub Headed to San Diego

A Bengal-Siberian tiger cub found roaming the streets of Hemet will be cared for at an animal sanctuary here in San Diego County.

A woman turned the cub in to a humane society in San Jacinto County. She said she found the 3-month-old cub wandering her neighborhood on Thursday. Officials say the woman would not give her name.

The abandoned animal is being cared for at an animal shelter in Phelan until it can be transferred to San Diego’s Lions Tigers & Bears in the East County.

Bobbi Brink said she was contacted by California Fish & Wildlife officials Friday afternoon.

The 25-pound cub was found declawed and will need surgery to remove a hernia from his abdomen. But he’ll get a lot of care - with regular bottle feedings, a meat-rich diet and plenty of room to run around.

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