World Turtle News, 03/14/2017
15 Critically Endangered Turtles and Tortoises Seized in Taiwan
15 Critically Endangered turtles were detected by an x-ray scanner in Taipei, Taiwan, in a shipment coming from Malaysia. One Astrochelys yniphora and fourteen Batagur borneoensis were caught in an air shipment of sports shoes from Penang, Malaysia, according to Yang. They were later taken to a wildlife rescue center in northern Taiwan.
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