Just can't stand the way our locals treat our animals in T&T, they killing everything out and sooner or later we will have nothing.
A shipment of 83 yellow-headed parrots, 9 black headed caiques, 10 conures, 16 orange-winged parrots, an agouti and a wild hog were seized on Thursday, June 25th by Customs and Excise Officers at Cedros, Trinidad and Tobago after being brought in illegally by boat from the Venezuelan mainland. The perpetrators were charged for illegally importing prohibited animals.
Four smuggled Caique parrots sit in a cage at the Emperor Valley Zoo in Port of Spain, Trinidad. Four police officers in Trinidad intercepted a smuggling boat at gunpoint and stole 1,000 endangered birds and monkeys along with 400 pounds of wild animal meat, according to authorities. The boat had sailed from Venezuela and the illicit load was estimated to be worth about $500,000.
The Blue-headed Parrot, also known as the Blue-headed Pionus, Pionus menstruus, is a medium large parrot. It is about 27 cm long and they are mainly green with a blue head and neck, and red under tail feathers. It is a resident bird in tropical and subtropical South America and southern Central America, from Costa Rica, Venezuela and Trinidad south to Bolivia and Brazil. It is named for its medium-blue head and neck.
Three smuggled raccoons sit in a cage at the Emperor Valley Zoo in Port of Spain, Trinidad, Tuesday, May 5. Four police officers in Trinidad intercepted a smuggling boat at gunpoint and stole 1,000 endangered birds and monkeys along with 400 pounds of wild animal meat, according to authorities. (AP Photo/Shirley Bahadur).
A smuggled monkey hangs in a cage at the Emperor Valley Zoo in Port of Spain, Trinidad, Tuesday, May 5, 2009. (AP Photo/Shirley Bahadur). Officers in Trinidad allegedly hijacked a smuggling boat. The boat had sailed from Venezuela carrying more than 500 bull finches, 300 picoplat songbirds and an assortment of monkeys — all crammed into tiny cages piled up on the craft, officials said.
OCELOT RESCUED: This Ocelot was one of several endangered and protected animals rescued by game wardens yesterday following a raid at a house in upscale Haleland Park, Maraval
Red-capped Cardinal digiscoped @ Caroni Swamp, Trinidad 28 July 08.
Savanna Hawk (adult) perches in Moriche Palm, Wallerfield, Trinidad 29 July 08
Male and female White-lined Tanagers
A Southern Lapwing
A Savannah Hawk
Blue & Yellow Macaw (Ara ararauna)
Scarlet Macaw [Ara macao]; Aracang
The Leatherback Turtle (an endangered species)
The Cocrico - National Bird of Tobago