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Old June 18th, 2010, 01:50 PM
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Exclamation Tiger and two camels stolen en route to bowmanville zoo

http://www.citytv.com/toronto/cityne...owmanville-zoo

Someone will get the surprise of their lifetime when they open the truck...
hope the animals are found shortly and doing well...
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Old June 18th, 2010, 02:06 PM
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oh the poor things, I hope they knew enough to open some windows for them
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Old June 18th, 2010, 04:10 PM
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OMG,I hope they are found safe and sound
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Old June 18th, 2010, 09:33 PM
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That's terrible. At least if they want the trailer too they would let the camels out and hopefully they would be okay, but the tiger could starve, I somehow don't think they'd be brave enough to let it out. We can only hope and pray that they like animals and do the right thing.
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Old June 18th, 2010, 11:25 PM
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Holy crap...how stupid can people be???? Kind of hope the tiger eats them.
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Old June 18th, 2010, 11:55 PM
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LOL. Now that's funny.
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Old June 18th, 2010, 11:59 PM
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LOL. Now that's funny.
I try Also had one too many rum & diet cokes tonight though....

and for the animals though...I really hope they can be found soon.
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Old June 19th, 2010, 12:57 AM
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Keep trying then, I love a good laugh. One too many will do it for me every time. LOL
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Old June 19th, 2010, 12:59 AM
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Sorry, I missed your last sentence. I keep hoping the next post will say they've found them.
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Old June 19th, 2010, 10:43 AM
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They have now found the truck in St-Eulalie (160 kms from Montreal) but the trailer is still missing there's a $10 000.00 reward , they fear for the animals lives , mostly the tiger
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Old June 19th, 2010, 12:36 PM
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Oh no,they probably dumped the trailer somewhere,I hope it's found,with the animals still ok
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Old June 19th, 2010, 02:47 PM
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they are microchipped and can't be sold, the tiger can be given water with a turkey baster, they said let him keep having some till he quits drinking and use the sawdust/shavings to soak up his urine so he won't burn his paws. guess this is in case you find the trailer....poor things.
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Old June 19th, 2010, 02:55 PM
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This story breaks my heart. I fear for the animals lives. In all honestly, the driver should not have stopped for the night. Not only for the safety of animals, but also the public. Yes, I know it was a long drive...but there should have been more then one driver..doing shifts, inorder to do the drive in one shot. Mainly for the stress of the animals..also when transporting live animals, it is usually stated on the trailer that live animals are inside. I hope these animals are found alive and unharmed.
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Old June 19th, 2010, 04:01 PM
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I so agree with you Noah, supposedly the animals were checked every 15 minutes..I'm sorry, but a truck that size, curl up in the back seat and have a snooze....
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Checked every 15 mins?? I don't believe that. If you are up checking every 15mins..then what is the point of stopping? Obviously you are not sleeping. It doesn't add up. Human arrogance and error put these animals at risk.

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Old June 19th, 2010, 05:34 PM
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Old June 19th, 2010, 11:05 PM
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What I hate is that if the zoo wasn't pimping their animals out to the circus in the first place then this would not have happened. But that is a lot to expect I guess from a zoo that used to let people pay to watch a bear drink orange pop......

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Old June 19th, 2010, 11:28 PM
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No good news yet. If only the thieves had the humanity, if they have dumped that trailer, to at least make an anomynous call to the police and let them know its whereabouts. I agree with noahgrey about them transporting the animals direct, no risky stopover should ever have been contemplated. That was the weak link. I had our Cuddles bought here as a baby pup by road, or at least picked up in NSW, delivered to the plane in Sydney, flown down to Melbourne, picked up, then driven to our door. It cost us the price of a puppy back then, $400, but at least it was handled by experts in pet travel. Even more important that no risks should be taken with a tiger of all things!

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Old June 20th, 2010, 12:44 AM
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Holy crap...how stupid can people be???? Kind of hope the tiger eats them.
Lmao... I'm with ya on that one!
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Old June 20th, 2010, 05:49 AM
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I was so hoping there would be some news. I can't stop thinking of these poor animals suffering in that trailer. Especially the tiger because he is likely already suffering without water. So sad.
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Old June 20th, 2010, 07:35 AM
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still nothing.....hopefully whoever stole them are at least watering them
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Old June 20th, 2010, 09:45 AM
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This totally sucks the way they were talking about the animals on the news earlier ... they have not much hope to find them alive now. It's been so war for the past few days here in Quebec , and they are in a close trailer without food and water ... I can't believe the that stole truck & trailer , can't at least call the police to tell them where the trailer is.
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Old June 22nd, 2010, 07:51 AM
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Missing tiger, camels found alive
Last Updated: Tuesday, June 22, 2010 | 8:32 AM ET Comments66Recommend119CBC News
Jonas the tiger has been found safe and sound in rural Quebec. (Quebec provincial police)Two camels and a tiger stolen with a truck trailer last week have been found safe and sound in central Quebec.

Camels Shawn and Todd, and Jonas the tiger, were located late Monday night on a rural road near Drummondville, Que., not far from where they went missing.

A local resident contacted authorities after spotting an abandoned truck trailer on Doyon Road in Saint-Edmond-de-Grantham, said Sgt. Richard Gagné, of the Quebec provincial police.

When police checked the trailer all three animals were "alive and well," Gagné said.

All three disappeared Friday when their trailer was stolen from a motel parking lot in St-Liboire, a small town outside Saint-Hyacinthe, Que.

One of the two stolen camels is shown here in zoo video. Camels can survive without water for 10 days. (CBC)The animals were en route from Nova Scotia to the Bowmanville Zoo outside Toronto when their driver stopped in St-Liboire for a break.

The zoo issued several urgent pleas and offered a $20,000 reward for their safe return, asking whoever took them to provide proof that they were feeding and watering the tiger.

Zoo director Michael Hackenberger said Jonas risked kidney failure if he were deprived of water for too long.

The animals' disappearance drew international media attention from outlets in India, Africa, New Zealand and the BBC.

The animals appear to have been cared for during their disappearance, Gagné said. Police have no suspects.

Bowmanville zookeeper Stefanie MacEwan said Shawn, Todd and Jonas have now reached their original destination, the zoo.


I was soooo happy to read this today!
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Old June 22nd, 2010, 07:55 AM
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Alright! Great News! I have kept checking but didn't sound very hopeful with no word as of yesterday.

I hope they find whoever did such a cowardly thing! at least they could have made a call!
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Old June 22nd, 2010, 08:10 AM
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I am so glad, I've been checking every hour on the hour
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Old June 22nd, 2010, 08:13 AM
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Old June 22nd, 2010, 08:16 AM
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Great news!! I guess sometimes thieves can have a bit of heart as well seeing as they took care of the animals...
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Old June 22nd, 2010, 09:18 AM
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Yes i heard this morning. I am sooo happy. Great news to start the day, now the two guys that stopped at the motel should be fired.
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Old June 22nd, 2010, 10:19 AM
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I was so happy when I heard it on the news this morning !!!
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Old June 22nd, 2010, 11:37 AM
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Thank Dawg!!! I intially thought that these animals would have been sold to a gaming facility. So happy that they are safe and sound.

What I don't understand is why was there only one trucker? With the dangers surrounding wildlife, would one not think of ensureing their employees personal safety by having two people to do this run? Weird.
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