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Default Finding a forever home for trafficked tarantulas

Finding a forever home for trafficked tarantulas

When wildlife authorities confiscate smuggled animals, the next step is figuring out what to do with them.

Sep 18, 2020

It’s a new day for a giant, hairy spider known as Lil’ Kim.

Things didn’t start well for her and 249 other baby tarantulas. The spiderlings were confiscated by United States Fish and Wildlife Service inspectors as part of a wildlife trade bust at Seattle–Tacoma Airport, in Washington State, in December 2018. The babies were so small that they’d been packed in deli cups and 35 mm film canisters.


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