New Delhi: In a search operation conducted by the Border Security Force (BSF) in the forest area near India-Bangladesh border in West Bengal’s, a pair of exotic toucans of worth Rs 14 lakh was seizes by BSF.
BSF seizes a pair of exotic
toucans, worth Rs 14 lakh, near India-Bangladesh border in West Bengal's
North 24 Parganas district: Officials.
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During the search operation, the BSF team spotted two persons hiding behind the bushes, officials said. Soon, they started running and threw away a cage that had the two birds. The duo managed to flee due to dense vegetation in the area, the BSF said.
“The seized birds have been handed over to Zoological Garden, Alipore,” it said. The seized pair of the keel-billed toucan is a colourful Latin American member of the toucan family, it added.