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Last Updated: Friday May 13 2011 11:38 GMT

Smuggled baby animals are rescued in Thailand

A black-tufted marmoset

Seven live rare baby animals have been seized by police in an airport in Thailand, after a man was trying smuggle them out of the country.

A leopard cub

The man had four leopards, two monkeys, two panthers and one baby bear in his luggage when he was caught.

Four baby leopards

These four leopard cubs were hidden away in the man's suitcases.

A baby bear in a cage

All the animals are under two-months-old and had been sedated with drugs.

A baby bear in a cage

The man, who was trying to get on a first class flight to Dubai, has been charged with smuggling endangered species out of Thailand.

A baby leopard is given an injection

Undercover officers arrested the man as he waited for his flight, having followed him since he bought the animals illegally.

A black leopard cub

There are lots of instances of illegal smuggling of wildlife in Thailand, but they're often reptiles like tortoises snakes and lizards.

A baby whitecheeked gibbon

This baby whitecheeked gibbon is one of the rescued animals.

A baby whitecheeked gibbon

Finding this sort of mixture of mammals is unusual.