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Aug062007

27 Snow Leopard and other pelts seized in China

More than 100 furs of rare wild animals, including 27 Snow Leopard skins, have been seized in what police are describing as China's largest seizure of snow leopard furs since the Communists took power in 1949.

Snow leopard furs seized in China

BBC

Police in north-west China have seized more than 100 furs taken from rare wild animals, including 27 pelts from the highly-endangered snow leopard.

Officers found the furs in a raid on a flat in Linxia, Gansu province, after a tip-off, state media said.

A total of 104 furs, including bear, clouded leopard and lynx, were found, and bones of endangered animals.

The flat owner said he had been buying the furs from Qinghai and Tibet to sell on, Xinhua news agency said.

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