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Posted by on Feb 8, 2018 in Animals, Environment | 0 comments

Red pandas rescued in Laos stir fears over exotic pet trade

The rescue in Laos of three endangered red pandas trafficked from China has raised fears the rare animals are increasingly being coveted by exotic pet owners. Landlocked Laos, which borders China and Vietnam, is a key transit hub in the global trade in illegal wildlife, but experts say the discovery of red pandas there is virtually…