smuggling the rarest turtles

turtle smuggle


in Thailand, two smugglers had been apprehended for an attempt to smuggle two of the rarest species of tortoise in the world from Madagascar. 54 Ploughshare Tortoises and 21 Radiated Tortoises were found in the smuggler’s bag at an airport in Thailand. It was estimated that there are as few as around 400 Ploughshare Tortoises left on earth, which means that the smugglers were smuggling 13.5% of the entire Ploughshare tortoise population in the world!

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