Sun bear, barn owls and civet among wildlife seized from two brothers


SHAH ALAM: When found by the authorities, the animals – a Malayan Sun Bear, four Barn Owls and a Common Palm Civet – were crammed in tiny wire cages stacked in the back of a Naza Ria.

The animals, which were being transported from Seremban when the car was ambushed by wildlife officers at a toll plaza, were part of a hoard that included a Leopard Cat and a Malayan Porcupine being trafficked online.

Selangor Department of Wildlife Protection and National Parks (Perhilitan) director Rahim Ahmad said that two brothers, aged 20 and 29, were stopped at the Air Hitam toll plaza on the SKVE Highway on Oct 10.

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