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
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.