The Border Force is seizing record numbers of endangered species at Heathrow Airport.The capital is seen as a hub for the trade due to its international transport links. London Zoo is part of a project to re-home illegally imported creatures.
Staff there say their role is crucial to the survival of species targeted by poachers, as David Wood reports:
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