Bangkok- Private Zoo found in a House more than 200 animals


Discovery of a private zoo with more than 200 animals

In a house in Thailand authorities found kangaroos, five tigers, 13 lions and two albino orangutans and other species

Rare Breed found in  house in Saraburi

BANGKOK, March 9. – More than 200 animals, including kangaroos, five tigers, 13 lions albinos and two orangutans were seized by police in a private zoo inside a house in the central region of Thailand, local media reported Wednesday.

The agents, in an operation yesterday against illegal animal trafficking, also seized flamingos, red pandas, camels and lions at the residence of a former salesman of animals in the province of Saraburi.

The head of the operation, General Norasak Hemnithi said they located the zoo through the investigation of a network of illegal animal trafficking.

The owner, Yutthasak Sutthinon, has been accused of keeping protected animals without permits, which carries a penalty of up to four years in prison.

Yutthasak said he has relevant documents to be submitted later and explained that the red panda, albino pumas and lions come from Africa, Canada and South America.

Thailand, particularly Bangkok, is one of the largest traffic of endangered animals because it is in a strategic location between Burma, China, Indonesia and Malaysia.

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