Millions of pounds are made each year by traffickers who sell trophy animals on the black market. Big cats, hippos teeth and tortoises are among record numbers confiscated by Border Agency officials at Heathrow over the past year.
London Zoo has now been called upon to give some of them a new home and a second chance.
David Wood reports:
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The lifeboat crew carried the pair into their boat and dropped them off back at Tower Bridge as people watched from the riverside.
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