The tiger that was shot and killed in Atlanta this week belonged to the Ringling Brothers Circus. 

The tiger apparently escaped while being transported from Florida to Tennessee. While the circus is no longer on the road, the tigers that once performed with the production were being sent to another circus in Germany.

Police shot and killed the tiger after it reportedly got into someone's backyard and attacked a small dog.

Sad story.

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