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CITES protected chelonians in the markets  

Manouria emys - Burmese mountain tortoise

Prices range from 300-1000 RMB ($40-125 US) per animal depending on size and condition

Bangladesh, ? Brunei Darussalam, China, India : Assam, Indonesia : Kalimantan, Sumatera, Malaysia : Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah, Sarawak, Myanmar, Thailand


For some reason this species does not tend to show up in the markets in Guangzhou.  However, there have always been one or two specimens available in the Chengdu pet markets varying in size from subadults to full adults. 

The pictures below are from the Chengdu pet market area.  The only subspecies seen there has been Manouria emys emys.  The medical condition of these animals has varied drastically from bright and alert animals to moribund specimens.

The same animal from some distance to show the setup.


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