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Tiger cub rescued from shipping container

Officials reportedly heard noises and called in sniffing dogs, who confirmed something was alive inside the box. (Source: Federal police/CNN) Officials reportedly heard noises and called in sniffing dogs, who confirmed something was alive inside the box. (Source: Federal police/CNN)

(CNN) - Mexican authorities said they rescued a 2-month-old Bengal tiger cub from a parcel intended for shipping.

Officials reportedly heard noises and called in sniffing dogs, who confirmed something was alive inside the box.

Authorities said the cub was completely sedated and had no food or water.

Bengal tigers are considered endangered.

The cub is now in the custody of Mexico's Department of Natural Resources and Environment.

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