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Unknown reptile species found in flatbed truck

The reptile found in the truck. Picture by Saman S. Ratnayake, Yatiyantota Special Corr.
The reptile found in the truck. Picture by Saman S. Ratnayake, Yatiyantota Special Corr.

A reptile from an unknown subspecies has been found in a flatbed truck carrying goods for a private company which was imported from China.

When contacted about the matter, Western Province Assistant Wildlife Director Lalith Wickramaraachchi said that the Department has taken the animal into their custody after being notified by the company.

He further noted that details pertaining to the discovery of this animal was presented to court yesterday, and that the animal would soon be handed over to the Dehiwala Zoo.

He also added that on the instructions of the Wildlife Director, further investigations are to be carried out into the matter.


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