Sunday, February 24, 2008

Amnesty day nets 150 exotic animals

The AP reported that yesterday's amnesty day at the Miami zoo resulted in 150 exotic animals being voluntarily turned over to state officials. All but six of the animals have found new homes, according to the article. Among some of the animals brought in were a rhino iguana, a spotted African serval cat and a coatimundi — a raccoon-like mammal found in South America.

Each animal turned in represents one less exotic animal that could end up in the wild which is good... CBS4 reported here a few days ago, for example, about the discovery of a coatimundi in Broward County that is suspected to have been a pet that was released into the wild.

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