Several ‘exotic’ animals rescued in Mizoram, 4 held

PTI | Aizawl | Updated: 26-09-2022 09:49 IST | Created: 26-09-2022 09:14 IST
Several ‘exotic’ animals rescued in Mizoram, 4 held
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The Mizoram Police have rescued a number of 'exotic' animals, including gibbons, in Saiphai village of Kolasib district, officials said.

Acting on a tip-off, a police team launched a search operation and rescued the animals near the Mizoram-Assam border, they said. Four people have been arrested for allegedly being involved in transporting wild species.

The animals include six gibbons, three small monkeys and 10 different reptiles, and all of these were rescued while being transported to Assam, Saiphai police outpost officer-in-charge Lalengmawia said.

Those arrested hail from Assam's Cachar and Karimganj districts, the officials said on Sunday.

According to experts, 'exotic' animals refer to species in the wild or ones that are more unusual than standard animals like dogs and cats.

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