Nearly 2,000 animals were released back into the wild
Locator: Meta, Colombia
Officials released 1,960 turtles, reptiles and amphibians
into lagoons and forests in Colombia's Meta province
All of them had been seized in anti-trafficking operations
(SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) ENVIRONMENT MINISTRY'S ANIMAL CONTROL DIRECTOR, CAMILO RINCON, SAYING: "With the help of our veterinarians we have rehabilitated these specimens so they can be freed into their habitats. The habitats are four reserves that are located in the department of Meta."
Colombia is one of the world’s most biodiverse countries
and home to 10% of the world’s flora and fauna