Malaysia: Illegal Orangutans Deported

Four Orangutans residing in Malaysia, have had to be returned to Borneo after being discovered as the species normally found in the rainforest. Two were living in a Malaysian Zoo whilst the other two in a theme park, however there were no details as to how they were acquired.

The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) requires an animal to be sent back to its country of origin if it does not have proper import certification and it cannot be established how it was brought in, the paper said. The four apes are scheduled to be flown to Jakarta Friday and handed over to Indonesia’s forestry department. They will go through a rehabilitation programme before being sent to Kalimantan on Borneo island.

+ [28.09.07] Google News
+ Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES)

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