10 Outrageous Ways People Have Tried to Smuggle Animals (Slideshow)


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Smuggling endangered animals across the globe inspires criminals to take drastic -- and almost laughable -- measures, from hiding monkeys under their hats to securing lizards in their underwear.

But there's nothing funny about animal trafficking: It's a worldwide problem that threatens endangered species and puts a price, literally, on biodiversity.

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Tags: Animals | Conservation | Endangered Species