Just this morning, The Yucatan Times informed that three pink flamingos had been stolen from the Chetumal Zoo, and now animal traffickers tried to smuggle six specimens of the American flamingo Phoenicopterus ruber, which they put in 3 wooden boxes.
As a result of these actions, one of the animals died and the other five were injured, but fortunately, the birds were rescued and they are under medical treatment now.
Personnel from the Federal Attorney for Environmental Protection (Profepa) detected the specimens at the “Manuel Crescencio Rejón” International Airport, in coordination with elements of the National Guard.
The wooden boxes were in a courier company in which there were six specimens of flamenco, which is listed in the category of threatened species within the Official Mexican Standard NOM-059-Semarnat-2010.
The five specimens that were recovered alive presented dehydration and clipped wings.
Profepa began an administrative procedure, beginning with the precautionary assurance of the specimens.
The five surviving flamingos were transferred to the Mérida Centenario Zoo.
more recommended stories
15 Spectacular Photos Of July’s Full ‘Buck’ Moon Around The World
July 26, 2021. Did you see the moon.
Anti-drug Director of the National Guard Dies
MEXICO, (July 26, 2021).- The commander.
Japan supports Yucatán with telemedicine equipment and infrastructure against COVID
Mérida, Yucatán, July 26, 2021, (ACOM).
Meet the ‘Mangrove restorers’, residents of Dzilam de Bravo who help reforestation
Special: International Mangrove Day Dzilam de.
People in Merida protest against the use of masks and vaccination
Mérida, Yucatán.- While the cases of.
Maya Train would eliminate AMLO’s Sembrando Vida project in Kimbilá, Yucatan
Kimbilá, Yucatan.- Ejidatarios participating in the.
US police kill an indigenous Oaxacan migrant in California
Organizations and indigenous migrant communities of.
Man dies in the Port of Sisal, he hit his head while diving
Sisal, Yucatán, (July 26, 2021).- A.
Results of the public consultation on the mega pig farms in Yucatan are published
Mérida, Yucatán, (July 25, 2021).- The.
Cable company employee electrocuted while working on a CFE post
Mérida, Yucatán, (July 26, 2021).- An.