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Singapore a key transit hub for wildlife smuggling FEATURE 03/31/2010

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Singapore a key transit hub for wildlife smuggling



FEATURE

03/31/2010

SINGAPORE — Midori the iguana sits on a platform contemplating his snack of fresh fruit. He is one of the lucky ones, rescued and nursed back to health in Singapore, a major hub for wildlife trafficking.

Three months ago the huge and notoriously touchy 1.5-meter (five-foot) adult male was brought into the non-profit Animal Concerns Research and Education Society (ACRES) rescue center in bad shape.
Director Anbarasi Boopal said Midori had mouth ulcers and excreted a razor blade on his first day at the sanctuary..... MORE


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