Colombia Rehabs, Releases 149 Trafficked Animals

March 18, 2015 3:19 PM

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A Colombian Air Force plane whose cargo hold looked more like the hull of Noah's Ark delivered nearly 150 trafficked animals back to the Amazon on Tuesday following months of rehabilitation.

The 149 animals -- 83 reptiles, 53 birds and 13 mammals, including wild cats and Capuchin monkeys -- underwent 10 months of preparation that included surgery to recover skin and plumage, the Valle del Cauca department environmental authority said.

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