More about the transporation of NJ tigers to Texas. There were sharpshooters from the State Division of Fish and Wildlife in case any of the tigers would get unruly during a complicated loading process that involved tigers getting traquilized, being lured into a cage, pushed to a semi trailer on a dolly, and then eased into the semi-trailer. No surveillance tapes needed, though wacky owner Joan Byron-Marasek cried, "You're stealing my babies" before leavingthe scene.

The transportation costs, which are around $240,000, are shared by the state and an international fund, with additional private donations, including one from Princeton.

Day 1 of Operation: Move 24 Tigers Safely.