The sheriff’s office said the sheriff’s patrol units and Airwatch Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency (TWRA) and Knoxville Police Department along with animal control are searching for the tiger.
The fork of the River Industrial Park is a campus of more than 1,400 acres across the Tennessee River from a wildlife management area.
TWRA officials told WVLT that they had laid a trap for the tiger and would be taken to Tiger Haven if caught.
Where the tiger came from is not known.
The zoo wrote, “We want to assure everyone that our zoo Knoxville Malayan tigers Arya, Bashir and Tanvir are all safe. Our team is standing by to help when needed.”
The Sheriff’s Office is urging residents to contact them if they see the tiger.