Rapper Tyga has a pet tiger, and it has been confiscated from the rapper's care. Tyga could face criminal chargers after California Wildlife officers found out that Tyga had a tiger at his home in Ventura County.

Tyga previously told authorities that he had removed the 7 month old cat from his house, and put it into a private animal shelter.

Wildlife officers did pick up the the baby tiger at a shelter and transferred it to a state facility while they investigate how long Tyga had to cat at his house.

TMZ reports Tyga could face misdemeanor charges of possession of a prohibited species ... punishable by up to six months in jail.

Sources say Tyga takes great care of the animal and had no idea it was illegal to own, and once he realized he gave it to the appropriate authorities. Here is video of the pet Tiger: