Starving, poo-covered tigers rescued in Poland

One of the emaciated tigers.
One of the emaciated tigers. Photo credit: Getty

Ten emaciated tigers have been rescued by Polish authorities after a gruelling trip across Europe. 

The big cats were found starving and covered in their own excrement in cages while being transported from Italy to a circus in Russia. 

Two Polish zoos are attempting to save the cats, but one has since died. 

Animal activists have raised a few hundred thousand euros to assist with their recovery, the Daily Mail reported.

Three people have been charged with animal cruelty. 

Another of the big cats. Photo credit: Getty

The tigers will be sent to a special facility in Spain, rather than the zoo in Dagestan, Russia, where they were headed. 



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