It's terrible what these little animals have been through. Captured in the jungle when they were just a few months old, drugged, crammed into a packing case, driven across Nigeria, flown to Istanbul and then here to Kathmandu. And if they hadn't have been rescued here, they'd have been driven on to a buyer in India and an unknown fate. So they were just like a small baby. They were just sucking their thumbs.
And when you look closely into their eyes, obviously you feel, you know, sorry for them because, I know they don't speak but, the way they look, you can make out, you know, they were very tired and, you know, very bad condition. The population, the demand is very high. So that's very lucrative for people who smuggling them and because, when there's a lot of money, there's a lot of temptation for the people to do it, you know. I as a police officer [have seen] the arms, the drugs, the human trafficking, now the wildlife trafficking, that's where the money is.