The Scania truck caught officers’ attention when it was seen travelling at 25 km/h near Großzöbern, Saxony on Autobahn 72.
When stopped, the 47-year-old driver was unable to show a valid license and had no insurance. His number plate was also for a car rather than a truck.
“In addition the vehicle was completely dilapidated and not in a roadworthy condition,” police said in a statement on Friday.
When police searched the trailer they found two Bengal tigers. The driver had no papers for the animals so they were inspected by a vet.
Police said the driver had intended to transport the animals to a circus currently in northern Bavaria.
The truck was towed away with the animals inside.
They will be fed and continue their journey to the circus in a different truck on Friday, police said.
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