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Wildlife for sale at Malaysia zoos
Private zoos flouting laws banning trade in endangered species.
Last Modified: 23 Mar 2010 05:32 GMT

Zoos are supposed to be about conservation and helping animals.

But wildlife experts say some zoos, particularly those that are privately funded, all too often engage in the illegal wildlife trade.

At one zoo in southern Malaysia, Al Jazeera was offered several animals for sale including leopard cats, which are protected by international conventions banning their trade.

Al Jazeera's Laura Kyle reports.

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