smuggling the rarest turtles

turtle smuggle

在泰國,兩名走私者因為從馬達加斯加走私兩種全世界最稀有的陸龜而被捕。藏有54隻犁頭龜和21隻射紋龜的行李袋在泰國一個機場的輸送帶上被海關人員發現。當中的犁頭龜更是極級罕有,全世界估計只有四百多隻左右。這表示,是次被走私的犁頭龜佔全球犁頭龜總數的13.5%!

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!

http://boingboing.net/2013/04/02/thailand-13-of-endangered-to.html

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