[enviro-vlc] Rare snakes and tortoises released to freedom
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Rare snakes and tortoises released to freedom
08/05/2008 -- 4:37 PM
Tuyen Quang (VNA) - Local rangers have released over 40 snakes and two Bastard
Cardamon tortoises into natural forests in the northern mountainous Tuyen Quang
province, following their rescue from illegal captivity.
The reptiles were seized by public security officers from two illegal storages
in Tri Phu commune of Tuyen Quang province on April 30.
The seizure included two copperheads categorised in Vietnam’s Red Book as Group
B1 animals which are especially rare, valuable and strictly forbidden to
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