Category: Wildlife Trafficking/Animal Welfare/Animal Control

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) 02/01 — Officials say a staggeringly large bust of smuggled ivory and pangolin scales in Uganda is worth $3.5 million.

Uganda Revenue Authority spokesman Vincent Seruma told reporters on Friday that the intercepted shipment contained more than three tons of elephant tusks and nearly a half-ton of pangolin scales.

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PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. (AP) 02/02 — Pennsylvania’s most famous groundhog foresees no early end to winter.The handlers of Punxsutawney Phil said the furry rodent has called for six more weeks of winter after seeing his shadow at dawn Friday.Read more »