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Mike Tyson would love to own another tiger

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Nov 27, 2013 | 4:53pm EST

Boxer-turned-actor and entertainer Mike Tyson still dreams of owning tigers again after cuddling up to his favourite big cat when he was a super-rich sportsman. Tyson has made no secret of his financial troubles and admits the one thing he misses most about being a multi-millionaire is being able to afford to keep a tiger, which once roamed around his sprawling Connecticut estate. He'd like to have another pet tiger, but his wife has insisted that any big cat he brings home will have to live apart from their kids. The Hangover star says, "One day when I ever make any money... I'll have to have my own little private compound, where they're not around the kids because my wife wouldn't let that happen." And he insists that's not a bad thing: "When they (tigers) fart, it smells like hell. You don't want that around the house." Tyson has fond memories of his tiger, but he admits he quickly learned why experts advise animal lovers not to keep them as pets. The former boxing champ adds, "You sleep with the tiger when it's a little baby tiger but then they grow... and the next thing you know they're 300, 400 pounds and they're still in the bed with you."

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