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The Bengal tiger who was smuggled out of Mexico and seized by customs a few weeks ago no longer has to be alone. The animal was transferred to a facility in San Diego, where the baby has been thriving, drinking from a bottle and winning the hearts of staff and patrons alike.


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Now, a nine-week old Sumatran tiger cub has been transferred from the National Zoo in Washington. Officials say the Sumatran cub wasn’t getting along with its mother, who had become “increasingly aggressive.”

RELATED: The tiger cub smuggled into the U.S. from Mexico is adapting quite nicely in its new home

But so far, the transplanted D.C. cub is playing nice with the transplanted San Diego cub.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.

Anna Caplan contributes to Rare Houston and Rare Animals. 
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