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Orangutans rescued by Thai officials

Two young Sumatran orangutans play at a wildlife center in Thailand’s Ratchaburi province yesterday after they were rescued by officials who foiled a bid to smuggle them into the country. The 2-year-olds, one male and one female, will live at the centre until a court case is completed and Indonesia decides whether to take them back, said Banpot Maleehuan, a Thai wildlife expert. The primates were among the animals rescued in June at the Padang Besar customs checkpoint on the border with Malaysia. — Reuters

Two young Sumatran orangutans play at a wildlife center in Thailand’s Ratchaburi province yesterday after they were rescued by officials who foiled a bid to smuggle them into the country. The 2-year-olds, one male and one female, will live at the centre until a court case is completed and Indonesia decides whether to take them back, said Banpot Maleehuan, a Thai wildlife expert. The primates were among the animals rescued in June at the Padang Besar customs checkpoint on the border with Malaysia. — Reuters

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