Gila Monster for Sale on the Black Market

in Environmental Threats

The Gila Monster is one of two venomous lizards that are found in North America.

Wildlife Officials in the US state of Arizona report that wildlife traffickers are able to sell these lizards for up to $1,500 on the black market.

(More exotic pets for sale on the black market.)

Source:  Peter Haden, “Poachers hunt Arizona reptiles for black market sales,” Arizona Daily Star, November 28, 2013.

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