Memphis Zoo announces seizure of 42 rare Mexican box turtles

By , Daily Memphian Updated: May 21, 2021 8:09 PM CT | Published: May 21, 2021 2:52 PM CT

After suspicious-looking yellow canisters arrived at a local FedEx facility, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers investigated the packages and discovered the rare turtles inside, wrapped in duct tape and packaged with socks.


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Rob Moore

Rob Moore

Rob Moore covers North Mississippi for The Daily Memphian. He holds a B.A. and an M.A. in English from The University of Memphis.