Cutting through the duct tape that sealed the box shut, police officers opened the box to find a Bengal tiger cub peering up at them from a bed of shredded newspaper.
It was clear the 2-month-old tiger had been sedated for transit, and his only form of ventilation was a few small holes on the side of the container. He had no food or water.
“[The animal] was intended to be illegally transferred under these poor conditions,” police said on Facebook. “This is an endangered species, due to illegal hunting for their skin. We protect life in all its manifestations.”