BBC help bust Nepal chimp smuggling
Media playback is unsupported on your device

BBC helps bust Nepal chimp smuggling

A BBC investigation exposing the scale of chimpanzee trafficking last year has helped police in Nepal uncover a smuggling operation.

Even to a hardened detective the discovery was shocking: two baby chimpanzees, exhausted, hungry, and sucking their thumbs.

The animals had been captured in the wild in Nigeria and then flown thousands of miles to Nepal.

  • 11 Oct 2018
Go to next video: Safe landing for baby chimp