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The World of Illegal Reptile Trafficking


Hour 2

JENNIE ERIN SMITH’s new book takes the reader inside the world of illegal reptile trafficking.  She tells the story two reptile smugglers and the collectors and zoos that they supply.  There are rare tortoises that disappear from a wildlife reserve in Madagascar and end up in the Bronx Zoo, and a suitcase that arrives in New Jersey stuffed with 100 reptiles.  This hour, Marty talks with science writer Jennie Erin Smith about her new book,  Stolen World: A Tale of Reptiles, Smugglers, and Skulduggery.

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