A Colonel arrested in Guinea for wildlife trafficking, illegal zoo closed

A Colonel arrested and 4 chimps rescued. WARA in a fantastic two back-to-back operations and great work of Charlotte, Saidou, and Cecile. Dozens of other animals rescued and 3 more arrested in this victory against impunity and corruption. Colonel Manguiana, an influential army high official was involved in the powerful and influential wildlife trade in the country.

Result: 4 people arrested including employees of the colonel in charge of animals at the zoo and at his home the Colonel arrested. On the operation coordinated by Charlotte at the zoo, the team rescued: 4 adult and young chimpanzees, 9 crocodiles, 1 mongoose, 1civette, 3 furrowed turtles, 2 Trionyx turtle, 2 turtle pelomedusa, 2 crowned cranes. On the operation coordinated by Saidou at the Colonel's home: 1 Serval, 1 baboon, crowned cranes, and parrots. All the traffickers are behind bars including the colonel.