Courtesy of Houston Zoo

England: Parrot Eggs

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Dried
seahorses, alligator lizards, plucked dead pigeons…UK Border Agency officials
have seen it all. In one particularly memorable incident in September 2010,
they stopped a passenger at London Heathrow Airport who was trying to smuggle
40 parrot eggs—including those of the endangered blue-headed macaw—in a
customized vest worn under his shirt. The eggs were seized, put into incubators
to hatch, and transferred to zoos.

Weirdest Animal-Smuggling Incidents

England: Parrot Eggs

Dried
seahorses, alligator lizards, plucked dead pigeons…UK Border Agency officials
have seen it all. In one particularly memorable incident in September 2010,
they stopped a passenger at London Heathrow Airport who was trying to smuggle
40 parrot eggs—including those of the endangered blue-headed macaw—in a
customized vest worn under his shirt. The eggs were seized, put into incubators
to hatch, and transferred to zoos.

Courtesy of Houston Zoo

Weirdest Animal-Smuggling Incidents

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