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Tiger and two camels stolen in Canada are found

Camels Shawn and Todd, and Jonas the tiger after being found (22 June 2010)
Image caption The animals appeared to have been cared for during their disappearance

Two camels and a tiger stolen last week in Canada as they were being taken on a truck trailer to a zoo have been found.

Camels Shawn and Todd and Jonas the tiger were recovered on Monday night on a rural road near Drummondville, central Quebec.

According to reports by Canadian broadcaster CBC, a resident contacted authorities after spotting an abandoned truck trailer.

Richard Gagne, of the Quebec provincial police, says they are "alive and well".

Image caption The animals were abducted while being taken on a truck trailer to a zoo

They were on their way last Friday from Nova Scotia to the Bowmanville Zoo in Ontario when their driver stopped near Montreal, for a break.

The zoo issued several pleas and a $20,000 (£13,473) reward for the animals' safe return.

They appeared to have been cared for during their disappearance, according to the police.

On the Bowmanville zoo's Facebook page, a note posted said: "Jonas, Eddie and Shawn are home and safe!!!!!! They got in at 5:30 a.m. Tuesday morning. The rescue team is sleeping because they have been up since Friday. We'll let you know more when we do."

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