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25 African Grey Parrots Captured at Uganda-Congo Border

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Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) in conjunction with Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) have impounded 25 young parrots that were being smuggled out of Uganda.

 

According viagra 100 mg the UWA, the birds, that include 21 grey parrots and four brown-necked ones, were being smuggled to the DR Congo.

 

The parrots were reportedly captured from Queen Elizabeth National Park. They were impounded last week at Mpondwe border post on the Uganda-DR Congo border.

 

“Immigrations and security people suspected a box to be contraband. They opened it and found smuggled parrots but the owner had since fled and abandoned his/her loot,” Mr John Makombo, the UWA conservation director told local media.

 

Trade in African grey parrots is a lucrative business as it fetches between $1500 to $4000 on the international market.

 

A total of 150 African grey parrots were recently impounded in Kasese District on the Uganda-Congo border.

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