BBC helps bust Nepal chimp smuggling

A BBC investigation exposing the scale of chimpanzee trafficking last year has helped police in Nepal uncover a smuggling operation.

Even to a hardened detective the discovery was shocking: two baby chimpanzees, exhausted, hungry, and sucking their thumbs.

The animals had been captured in the wild in Nigeria and then flown thousands of miles to Nepal.

BBC helps bust Nepal chimp smuggling

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