Three persons were today arrested and around 2,000 tortoises were rescued in Howrah district, forest officials said on Sunday.
Conservationists said on Tuesday they have brought giant tortoises found on the Galapagos island of Espanola back from the brink of extinction, gaining a foothold strong enough to allow humans to leave the reptiles alone.
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A man was arrested in Bihar for smuggling nearly 1,100 tortoises from Gaya district, a police officer said on Wednesday.
952 star tortoises have been seized by Indian border troops when they were being smuggled across to Bangladesh, in one of the largest seizures of these endangered reptiles.
Three poachers were arrested here with around 30 tortoises meant for smuggling, police said on Monday.
Three poachers, including two women, have been arrested with over 400 tortoises in Jaunpur in Uttar Pradesh, police said Wednesday.
A poacher was arrested with 80 tortoises in Sultanpur district of Uttar Pradesh, police said.
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Day in Pics: 26th April
Showbiz World - April 26, 2015