UPDATE: According to Rachel Urbanski, Public Affairs Specialist for Yeager Airport, the owner of the lost tiger has been claimed.

A mother and her children came down to collect the furry friend. The mother said they were picking up family from the airport when the tiger was left behind.

“A BIG THANK YOU to all of you who shared our social media posts, it helped make a little girl’s day knowing her stuffed tiger was safe and sound at CRW,” the statement said.

CHARLESTON, WV (WVNS) — It’s a nightmare for parent’s – leaving their child’s favorite stuffed animal behind! Charleston’s Yeager Airport (CRW) is trying to find the owner of this stuffed tiger in hopes of making a child’s day.

Hercules, the airport’s wildlife control dog, is keeping the tiger company until the owner is found.

An airport spokesperson said they believe the people who left behind the stuffed animal are from West Virginia and either flew out of CRW or into CRW. Airport officials are looking at surveillance video to see what day and time the owner of the stuffed animal was at the airport, along with a gate number.

They plan to share that information with the public to hopefully find the child who is missing their special friend! If you think you know who this stuffed tiger belongs to, contact Yeager Airport at 304-590-6164.