Animal lover and only known New Yorker to have had both a tiger and an alligatory animal in apartment, Antoine Yates, says he misses his tiger Ming. Even though Ming mauled him, Yates told reporters, "It's the pain in my heart that's really bothering me. It's like a part of me just left. I really do miss him." Which leads many to think Ming's new residence in Ohio is unfair to Yates. His sister-in-law says, "I don't think he did anything wrong, besides keeping it in a project. It needed its own plot of land, like 110th Street, Central Park." Tigers, roaming Central Park? That'll be like Ancient Rome! But it's true, Gothamist would miss its tiger if it were taken away from us while we were at the hospital being treated for mauling injuries.

Newsday also has a partial list of animals New Yorkers are banned from selling and possessing...if anyone has a hippopotamus in their apartment, please let us know first.

Aardvarks, dingos, zebras, bears, weasels, minks, skunks, ferrets, mountain lions, pumas, bobcats, wolverines, nonhuman primates, anacondas, pythons, Komodo dragons, snapping turtles, alligators, iguanas, eagles, hawks, falcons, vultures, roosters, ducks, turkeys, venomous insects and spiders, large rodents, deer, antelopes, sheep, giraffe, hippopotamuses, elephants, whales, walruses and marsupials.

Gothamist on the discovery of a tiger in Harlem and more about him.