3 Palm Beach Zoo tigers en route to Jacksonville

Published On: Oct 28 2013 06:26:02 PM EDT

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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -

Three tiger brothers from the Palm Beach Zoo are on their way to a new home in Jacksonville.

Jaya, Bunga and Penari were safely transferred to a moving truck Monday. The tigers were anesthetized before being put in steel shipping crates with hay and other familiar smells.

Zoo workers say the trio woke up once they were inside and seemed calm.

The tigers are moving to the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens to take part in the March 2014 debut of a 2.5-acre exhibit called "Land of the Tiger."

The siblings will be kept in quarantine for 30 days and stay behind the scenes until their debut.

Palm Beach Zoo associated curator Nancy Nill said it was difficult to see the tigers leave after watching them grow up at the zoo.

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