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Default Should Smuggled Madagascar Frogs Be Returned Home?

Should Smuggled Madagascar Frogs Be Returned Home?
by John Bohannon on July 19, 2010 5:19 PM

Should Smuggled Madagascar Frogs Be Returned Home? - ScienceInsider
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Conservation biologists are celebrating last week's bust of Madagascar animal smugglers at the airport in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. But in an ironic twist, they're now scrambling to ensure that the animals aren't shipped back home. The 40 extremely rare tomato frogs that were found hidden in a piece of luggage "should not be returned under any circumstances," says Joseph Mendelson, a herpetologist at Zoo Atlanta.

They could bring home the amphibian-killing Chytrid fungus, found in Malaysia that the entire island of Madagascar has so far avoided...
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