U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Denies Tiger Export to Baghdad Zoo

January 2005

Following comments from PETA and many concerned citizens, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service denied a request to send a 16-month-old male tiger to the Baghdad Zoo in war-torn Iraq. The tiger was intended to “replace” a tiger who was shot and killed by an American soldier during a drunken party in September 2003.

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