The Week in Animal News: Jail for 'Lizard Man,' TV Show Kills Polar Bear, and More (Slideshow)

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The reptile smuggler who had the bright idea to strap lizards to his body for the duration of a 14-hour flight is going to jail.

We also have the appalling death of an endangered polar bear on national TV, a new permanent shark sanctuary, 2011's record slaughter of rhinos by poachers, and more, in our photo roundup of the top animal stories on TreeHugger this week.

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