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What poaching arrest record was set in Mexico City?

What arrest record for animals was set in Mexico City?

One of the biggest threats to turtles are poachers stealing eggs and selling them to restaurants located primarily in Asia, Central America, and South America. In October 1996 in Mexico City, autorities seized the largest illegal shipment of turtle eggs in history when they found 500,000 olive ridley eggs in a truck.

This Cool, Gross & Weird!® excerpt is from Today’s Dinosaurs: A Complete Guide to Turtles, Terrapins, and Tortoises by Stacey Venzel (July 2017/Sherpa Multimedia). Today’s Dinosaurs is available now.

-CGW-

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