Top Ten Smuggled Wildlife in Malaysia

in Environmental Threats

In no particular order, the following are the ten most smuggled wildlife species in Malaysia.

1. Pangolin

2. Rare tortoises and freshwater turtle.

3. Snakes and lizards.

4. Tiger.

5. Sun Bear.

6. Loris, Orangutan and Monkeys.

7. Leopard and Panther.

8.  Lory, cockatoo, various songbirds.

9.  Elephant Tusk.

10.  Marine Turtle.

Source: Hilary Chiew, “Illegal animal trading puts Malaysia on the world map for all the wrong reasons,” The Star, August 10, 2009.

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