Dead tiger cub found in driveway

Johannesburg - The body of an injured tiger cub has been found in a Benoni driveway, The Star reported on Friday.

Chantal Kingsmill told the newspaper she found the roughly 10-week-old animal lying dead in her driveway on Saturday night.

Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) officials said the animal died of a blunt force trauma.

"Her vertebrae were snapped by some kind of blow," SPCA spokesperson Isabel Wentzel told The Star.

"This was not a vehicle or a dog bite. She was kicked or hit with something."

It was not clear where the animal was from, but Benoni has several smallholdings.

The SPCA and Green Scorpions were trying to trace the cub's origin by investigating whether any Gauteng resident had recently applied for an animal permit.

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