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Alert up against animals from Africa amid Ebola outbreak

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In this photo taken on Monday, Aug. 4, 2014,  a public information board explains the symptoms of the deadly Ebola virus in the city of  Freetown, Sierra Leone.  AP FILE PHOTO

Wildlife authorities have been put on high alert against smuggled wild animals coming into the country from Africa in light of the deadly Ebola outbreak in parts of West Africa.

Posted: August 6th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

93 more exotic animals seized

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Wildlife authorities have seized 93 exotic animals from Indonesia, Australia and Papua New Guinea, including wild birds, reptiles and mammals, which were smuggled into Mindanao in the second such haul in just two weeks.

Posted: February 27th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

New haul of exotic animals seized in Philippines

Pesquet's parrot. Photo by Greg Hume/http://en.wikipedia.org/

Wildlife authorities said Tuesday they had seized nearly 100 exotic animals that had been smuggled into the southern Philippines in the second such haul in just two weeks.

Posted: February 25th, 2014 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Large cache of smuggled exotic animals seized in Surigao

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Wildlife officers said Wednesday they had seized almost 100 exotic animals and birds, including cockatoos, echidnas and wallabies, that had been smuggled into the Philippines for sale to wealthy collectors.

Posted: February 19th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

‘Pinay’: Cat found on freighter from Philippines to LA

This undated photo provided by the County of Los Angeles Department of Animal Care and Control shows a 4-year-old cat that stowed away in a container ship headed from Manila, Philippines, to Los Angeles. The cat, named “Pinay” by staff, is described as a domestic short-haired, orange-and-white female. She is gaining weight and getting stronger after the trip without food or water left her near death.  AP PHOTO/COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES DEPARTMENT OF ANIMAL CARE AND CONTROL

A 4-year-old cat that stowed away in a container ship headed from Manila, Philippines, to Los Angeles is gaining weight and getting stronger after the trip without food or water left it near death.

Posted: July 31st, 2013 in Americas,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

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