Smuggled monitor lizards rehomed at Folly Farm

A pair of giant lizards who literally travelled baggage class from Africa to the UK have found five-star accommodation in Pembrokeshire.

The scaly duo were among ten monitor lizards rescued while being smuggled, bent double, in three small suitcases.

They were found in a pitiful condition by customs officials at Heathrow Airport and now β€” fully restored to health β€” have a new home in the zoo at Folly Farm.

Zoo manager Tim Morphew and his team will be using the lizards to raise awareness of the illegal pet trade in talks to schools and colleges.

Tim said: β€œThe illegal pet trade is a vast industry, and is doing irreparable damage to many rare species throughout the world.

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About Candace M Hansen

Wildlife advocate, conservationist and environmentalist.
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