Rise in animals smuggled

Hippo teeth, walrus horns and big cats are among some of the endangered animal items being smuggled into the country, border officials said. The Home Office revealed more items were confiscated between 2012 and 2013 than in any other year.

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London Zoo helps to re-home illegally imported animals

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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