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Busted!: Animal Smugglers

Birds have been very popular particularly in the pet trade for a long time. Parrots are particularly popular due to their beautiful coloration and their intelligence. Some estimates suggest that 40 million birds are kept as pets in the United States alone.
Nat Geo WILD goes inside the shocking and real stories of animal smuggling. Every year millions of animals are smuggled across international borders. With an estimated worth billions of dollars a year, wildlife smuggling is one of the nation's largest black markets. See the bizarre ways smugglers pull off their illegal schemes.