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Tiger confiscated from Camorra transferred to temporary home

Cleo became Naples zoo mascot after being seized from mob

Tiger confiscated from Camorra transferred to temporary home

Rome, April 15 - A tiger that has become the symbol of the Naples zoo after she was confiscated from the local Camorra mafia in the 1990s was transferred to a temporary home while the structure is converted into a reserve after going belly up last March. Cleo, the 16-year old tiger, will be a guest at an animal protection center near Bologna run by the Italian Forest Corps while the Naples zoo is transformed into an education and biodiversity park following guidelines defined by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN). The zoo mascot made the headlines after she was confiscated from local Camorra members who would walk the tiger cub on a leash in the town of Castello di Cisterna near Naples as a status symbol and to intimidate rival clans.

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