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10/10/2011

The Daily Beast - October 10, 2011

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A Kadoorie farm employee holds a baby pig-nosed turtle in Hong Kong on October 4, 2011. The unique reptile, distinguishable for having a nose which looks like that of a pig, with nostrils at the end of fleshy snout, were confiscated in January this year and were believed to have been caught from the wild in Indonesia. The big haul however only came to public limelight as authorities prepare to release 600 of the surviving baby turtles, of the total 785 seized, back to their native habitat in Indonesian Papua.

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