Guinea: Military official jailed on trafficking charges after "private zoos" raided

Police in Guinea have arrested an army colonel on suspicion of animal trafficking and seized a menagerie of animals from two properties he owns that they described as private zoos, a senior officer said on Saturday.

Chimpanzees, a baboon, ostriches from Mali and turtles that inhabit the edge of the Sahara were among the 33 animals and 12 species found during police raids, said Charlotte Houpline of the WARA Conservation Project which worked on the investigation.

full story

Do you find Parkwire valuable? It's a free service of the George Wright Society — please support us with a membership or donation, large or small! www.georgewright.org/join | www.georgewright.org/donate