Man arrested for possession of a Red Panda hide

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Police in the Nepalese capital Kathmandu have arrested a 32-year-old man for illegally possessing a Red Panda hide.

The panda fur was hidden in a restaurant in the village of Gongabu (Kathmandu district). According to the police, further investigations are underway.

Red Pandas are protected in Nepal. A conviction could result in heavy fines and/or imprisonment.

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At The Himalayan Times (in English) and at Kathamandu Metropolian Police (in Nepali)