‘A third of seized animals suffered injury or disease’

Sad fate: Stressed out porcupines began shedding their quills at the Sungai Tengi Wildlife Rescue Centre in Selangor last year.

PETALING JAYA: Nearly 30% – or one out of three – of the protected animals seized by the Department of Wildlife and National Parks (Perhilitan) died under its care.

A Perhilitan spokesman said that an average of between 25% and 30% of the seized animals died as these animals had suffered injury or contracted diseases while being moved from place to place.

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