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Man accused of smuggling gorilla

Authorities in Democratic Republic of Congo have arrested a man accused of trying to traffic an eastern lowland baby gorilla.

Wildlife officials say the two year old female was found hidden in the bottom of a bag, near an airport in the town of Goma.

The authorities say it follows a three-month undercover investigation by the Congolese Wildlife Authority.

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