Wild animals rescued at Thai airport.

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        Authorities at Bangkok's international airport arrested a first-class passenger Friday whose suitcases were filled with baby leopards, panthers, a bear and monkeys.

        The man, a 36-year-old United Arab Emirates citizen, was waiting to check in for his flight at Suvarnabhumi International Airport when he was apprehended by undercover anti-trafficking officers, who had been monitoring him since his black market purchase of the rare and endangered animals, according to the FREELAND Foundation, an anti-trafficking group based in Thailand.
        When authorities opened the suitcases, the animals yawned, said Steven Galster, director of FREELAND, who was present during the bust. There were two leopards, two panthers, an Asiatic black bear and two macaque monkeys — all about the size of puppies.
        "It looked like they had sedated the animals and had them in flat cages so they couldn't move around much," Galster said. Some of the animals were placed inside canisters with air holes.
        Authorities believe the man was part of a trafficking network and were searching for suspected accomplices.
        "It was a very sophisticated smuggling operation. We've never seen one like this before," Galster said. "The guy had a virtual zoo in his suitcases."

        Thailand is a hub for illegal wildlife trafficking, but authorities typically find rare turtles, tortoises, snakes and lizards that feed demand in China and Vietnam. Finding such an array of live mammals is unusual.
        "We haven't seen this mixture (of animals) before," Galster said. "It's amazing. We were really surprised."
        In Thailand, leopards and panthers fetch roughly $5,000 a piece on the black market, but their value in Dubai is presumably higher, Galster said. It was not known if the animals were destined to be resold or kept as exotic pets, a practice popular in the Middle East.

                           

                            --->A two-month-old leopard cub looks from inside a cage

                           

                            ---> A three-month old whitecheeked gibbon looks from inside a cage

        Wow........How in the hell did he get all those animals into a suitcase?                
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        That's a great story that they caught him, but it is a very sad state of affairs for the poor animals.

        It's just so wrong.  I would think the animals were squashed and in a very claustrophobic cage or tin.  Awful.

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        I know blue...truly a cruel act of foolish human.
        What makes people like him think he has a right to treat these animals in this way is my wonder.
        Thank God he was caught...
        They were all packed in a suitcase.................ugrrrrrrrrrrrr! you believe that? >:(
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        What a cruel man! I'm not sure that those animals would have survived the flight inside a suitcase!
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        OMG thats horrible. Those poor babies. So glad they caught him. I couldn't allow an animal to endure all that cruelty for any amount of money. 

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