The nine Bengal tigers and seven African lions belong to an Argentine circus that performs in the Paraguayan capital each August. Their owner, Oswal Wasconi, brought them back for this year's circus only to learn that a new law in Paraguay bans live animal acts at circuses.
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Image: A tiger walks in a cage in Puerto Falcon, Paraguay, on the border with Argentina on Friday, Aug. 24, 2012. Nine Bengal tigers and seven African lions from an Argentine circus have been stuck at the border in Paraguay for two months, because Argentine officials refuse to approve their paperwork for re-entry. Paraguay's Wildlife Ministry announced Friday they will move the animals two by two to the Asuncion zoo, “so that they can live in some comfort and not in a strange area.”