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Baby orangutans rescued in police sting

24 Dec 2016 at 12:09

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An image released by the animal-protection group Freeland shows an infant orangutan at an animal clinic rescued after it was rescued in Bangkok on Wednesday. (AFP Photo/SARAYOUTH PHALEEBATRA/ASIAWORKS)

Police rescued two baby orangutans in a sting operation in Bangkok after undercover officers arranged to buy the primates over a mobile phone messaging app from wildlife traffickers for nearly US$20,000, officials said on Saturday.

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