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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Zoo Gets Slacker Tiger

MOSCOW () -- A circus tiger who was fired for "misconduct" because it slacked off in training sessions and snarled too much has found a new career at a zoo.

Itar-Tass reported Thursday that the circus recently gave the tiger to a zoo in the Siberian city of Omsk after trainers had decided to "exile" the creature. No other details were available.

But zoo officials say the tiger learned something from the circus, as it is clearly more "intelligent" and "educated" than other tigers and has quickly become a star attraction. The tiger now lives in a big, warm cage with plenty to eat and seems to like its new life, the report said.