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Principle Animal Markets in China

Beijing Bird Market.  This market has moved several times in the last decade.  It includes  a wide variety of birds, mammals, and reptiles available in a series of stalls and streets around a central square.   Species noted during a spring visit in 2002 included hundreds upon hundreds of captive hatched, hand reared mynahs along with multitudes of other avian fauna to a few exotic mammals including Siberian chipmunks, guinea pigs, and hedgehogs.  Chelonian wildlife included a few black breasted leaf turtles, a few captive bred Chinese stripe-necked turtles, and multitudes upon multitudes of varying sized red eared sliders.  A number of lizards and amphibians were also present.



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