Rescued animals return to the wild in Colombia

Turtles, snakes and armadillos

return to the wild

Location tag: Antioquia, Colombia

These rescues are finally

back to their habitats

All were seized from

their illegal captors

(SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) ENVIRONMENT SECRETARY, CAROLINA URRUTIA, SAYING:"We’ve released over 5,000 specimen of wildlife so far this year. This news really makes us happy. We urge the population to know that wild animals will never be better off in captivity. They will always be better where they are at home and free.”

Traffickers took about 40,000

animal and plant species

out of the South American

nation last year

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