Dec 22, 2019
BANGKOK — Wildlife authorities in Thailand despatched two orangutans again to Indonesia on Friday as a part of a collaborative effort to fight illicit wildlife commerce.
Ten-year-old feminine Cola and 7-year-old male Large have been transported from wildlife sanctuaries within the western province of Ratchaburi to Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport, the place they have been placed on a aircraft to Jakarta.
Large was smuggled into Thailand in 2014, whereas Cola was born in a breeding centre to 2 smuggled orangutans which have been despatched again to Indonesia a number of years in the past, in accordance with Thailand’s Division of Nationwide Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation. Police discovered Large after they stopped and searched a bus heading from the southern border space to Bangkok, it stated.
Sixty-seven orangutans have been despatched again to Indonesia in three earlier batches, and extra are anticipated to return subsequent yr, the company stated.