Nearly 200 Baby Tortoises Are Seized at Galápagos Airport

Nearly 200 Baby Tortoises Are Seized at Galápagos Airport

The New York Times-World·2021-03-30 17:00

Officials at an airport in the Galápagos Islands seized 185 baby tortoises on Sunday that were wrapped in plastic and packed in a suitcase that was bound for mainland Ecuador, the authorities said.

The tortoises were discovered in a red suitcase that was on its way to the port city of Guayaquil, Ecuador, during an inspection at the Galápagos Ecological Airport on the island of Baltra, the airport said in a statement.

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