Officials in Russia found a very surprising piece of contraband this week: an endangered tiger cub.
The young Amur tiger, whose mother had likely been killed before he was captured from the wild, was being trafficked through a "black market supply route" to China, according to the Siberian Times. Tiger parts are in high demand in China, where their bones and other body parts are used in traditional Chinese medicine.
Fortunately, officials were tipped off, and a video posted by the Siberian Times shows the moment the little cub was rescued - and how rough the journey likely was for him.
The video opens with him nailed into a tiny slatted crate, just a few square feet in size. It's unclear whether he was found in this crate, or whether officials placed him in it for his journey to Moscow, where he is currently receiving a medical evaluation.
When a journalist approaches him, his dark eyes can be seen glaring through the space between the slats.