Chimp trade: Raid busts trafficking network
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Chimp trade: Raid busts trafficking network

A secret network of wildlife traffickers selling baby chimpanzees has been exposed by a year-long BBC News investigation. The tiny animals are seized from the wild and sold as pets.

A raid on premises in Abidjan, Ivory Coast's largest city, led to the discovery of a two-month-old chimp and revealed a smuggling operation spanning half a dozen countries.

  • 30 Jan 2017
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