The police got to the warehouse just in time. If they’d arrived any later, the animals inside might have never been saved.
Wildlife traffickers in West Kallimantan, Indonesia, had just stolen six animals from their forest homes — a Bornean slow loris, a baby leopard cat, a Javan hawk-eagle, a Wallace’s hawk-eagle, a crested hawk-eagle and a crested hawk-eagle chick. Then the traffickers packed the animals into cardboard boxes, which were taped up and marked for delivery. But last week, Indonesian police broke into the warehouse and caught the traffickers red-handed.