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Border Patrol agents find tiger cub in duffel bag after immigrants try to enter US illegally

The tiger cub is alive but it's unclear if it was injured in any way before it was found by the agents.

BROWNSVILLE, Texas - US Border Patrol agents found a live tiger cub inside a duffel bag after they saw three people try to enter the country illegally.

Agents said they were working near the Rio Grande on Monday when they saw the three individuals try to enter the country. One of them was carrying a small, black duffel bag but left it behind when they returned to Mexico.

Credit: United States Border Patrol
US Border Patrol agents carry the tiger cub in the duffel bag (left) on Monday and after the cub can be seen sleeping on a table (right).

Inside the bag, agents found the male tiger cub that appeared to be about three or four months old.

The cub was brought to the Gladys Porter Zoo in Brownsville.

Credit: United States Border Patrol
The young cub can be seen sleeping inside the small duffel bag on Monday.

Irma Chapa, the Communications Director for the RGV Sector of the United States Border Patrol provided an updated photo of the cub on Twitter Monday night.

She said the rescued tiger cub is expected to make a full recovery after it was saved by the Brownsville Border Patrol.