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Monday, July 9, 2018

Saving 10,000 Tortoises

Earlier this year, the Malagasy authorities intercepted a shipment of 10,000 endangered radiated tortoises, which it is believed were being smuggled out of the country for the pet trade.  The shipment was thankfully seized, but the ending wasn't an unequivocally happen one - some of those tortoises were in pretty rough shape as a result of their capture and subsequent mistreatment. 

Thankfully, the Malagasy weren't left to deal with this onslaught of wildlife in crisis.  A slew of zoo and aquarium professionals rushed to the scene to help care for the afflicted animals. 

This is their story.


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