18 rare mon­keys hid­den among bus lug­gage

China Daily (Canada) - - CHINA -

Eigh­teen macaques — rare mon­keys un­der na­tional spe­cial pro­tec­tion — were dis­cov­ered in four crates of a bus-lug­gage cabin, where they had been hid­den for two days, said high­way traf­fic po­lice in Cixi county. Three of the an­i­mals had died from suf­fo­ca­tion, po­lice said. Dur­ing a reg­u­lar check, traf­fic po­lice work­ing in Cix­ian county of Han­dan found the four bam­boo bas­kets in a bus head­ing from Yun­nan prov­ince on Tues­day af­ter­noon, Yanzhao Evening News re­ported.

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