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Guwahati Zoo Becomes home for rescued exotic animals

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  • Non-Asian exotic animals rescued from cramped cages smuggled in from Myanmar have found a home — the Assam State Zoo-cum-Botanical Garden in Guwahati.
  • Six blue macaws and two capuchin monkeys from South America, three tortoises from Seychelles and a kangaroo from Australia were smuggled in from Myanmar
  • Asia is an epicentre for wildlife trafficking.
  • Southeast Asia is home to many iconic species. It is also a poaching hotspot.
  • Animals are killed and trafficked in all forms: baby orangutans are captured to be sold as pets, tiger parts are used in medicine and turtle shells are used for ornaments.

 

Organization Working in the Area:

TRAFFIC:

  • TRAFFIC is a leading non-governmental organisation working globally on trade in wild animals and plants in the context of both biodiversity conservation and sustainable development.
  • It aims to ensure that trade in wild plants and animals is not a threat to the conservation of nature.

 




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