Image taken on Nov. 7, 2015 shows a girl watching Lora sea turtles arriving to lay their eggs on Ostional Beach, 295km northwest of San Jose, capital of Costa Rica. Over 250,000 Olive Ridley sea turtles came ashore on Nov. 9 morning to nest at Ostional Beach on Costa Rica´s coast. (Xinhua/Kent Gilbert)
Image taken on Nov. 7, 2015 shows a girl watching Lora sea turtles arriving to lay their eggs on Ostional Beach, 295km northwest of San Jose, capital of Costa Rica. Over 250,000 Olive Ridley sea turtles came ashore on Nov. 9 morning to nest at Ostional Beach on Costa Rica´s coast. (Xinhua/Kent Gilbert)

According to the reports, the young turtles, measuring between 6 and 15 centimeters, coming from Madagascar, were on transit to Singapore.

Image taken on Nov. 7, 2015 shows a girl watching Lora sea turtles arriving to lay their eggs on Ostional Beach, 295km northwest of San Jose, capital of Costa Rica. Over 250,000 Olive Ridley sea turtles came ashore on Nov. 9 morning to nest at Ostional Beach on Costa Rica´s coast. (Xinhua/Kent Gilbert)
Image taken on Nov. 7, 2015 shows a girl watching Lora sea turtles arriving to lay their eggs on Ostional Beach, 295km northwest of San Jose, capital of Costa Rica. Over 250,000 Olive Ridley sea turtles came ashore on Nov. 9 morning to nest at Ostional Beach on Costa Rica´s coast. (Xinhua/Kent Gilbert)
The discovery of the turtles was made possible after officials conducted a scan on a luggage of a Madagascan national.

Mauritius island has become a hub for illegal animal trade between Africa, Madagascar and the Asian countries.

“The ideal mode of transporting these animals remains aerial means. There is high demand for turtles, which makes it a lucrative business,” a wildlife animal expert who was cited by the local media, said. Enditem

Source: Xinhua

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