Friday, April 20, 2018

Do they love turtles?

Authorities in Madagascar recently found - in one house - 9,888 live radiated tortoises, a rare species found only in Madagascar—and 180 dead ones.  A week after their discovery, 574 tortoises had died from either dehydration or infection.

Why was someone keeping so many turtles? It’s illegal to take these critically endangered animals from the forest in Madagascar or to sell them, but some people do still illegally eat them or smuggle them out of the country as pets.

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