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Madagascar: 151 Malagasy tortoises seized in December at Roissy shortly back in the Island

The 151 Malagasy tortoises seized at Roissy airport will shortly be returned in the Tulear region in the South West of the Island. They will travel from Paris on a flight from the national airline company Air Madagascar.
The customs services of the Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle International Airport had seized on December 14 last 170 young starry tortoises or radiata tortoises from Madagascar.
The tortoises were concealed in the double bottom of several cases of sea cucumbers from the Island, and which were to be sent to Laos.
More than fifteen of these herbivorous tortoises had died who have not endured the extreme conditions of confinement of their trip.


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