OVER SIX TONS OF RARE LIVE PANGOLINS FOUND IN VIETNAM

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HANOI: Vietnamese customs officials said on Wednesday they had found more than six tonnes of live protected pangolins inside a shipping container sent from Indonesia. The rare creatures—known as “scaly anteaters” for their unusual appearance and prized in China and Vietnam as an exotic meal—were discovered last week during an inspection at the northern port of Hai Phong. The container, which was due to be shipped onwards to an undisclosed final destination, provided documents claiming it contained frozen fish, fins and fish bones, according to a report on the Vietnamese government’s website.

AFP

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