Mexican authorities are investigating reports of a tiger sighting nine months after another Bengal tiger escaped into a mangrove forest in another part of the country and was never recaptured.
An official at the environmental protection department in the Attorney General's Office said Thursday that inspectors were sent Wednesday to the Gulf coast state of Campeche, where residents of the township of San Francisco Koben reported seeing a tiger. The species is not native to Mexico.
The official, who was not authorized to be quoted by name, said inspectors had not seen the beast despite patrolling the area by . . .