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Smuggled rare pond turtles, only about 120 remain in the wild, are presented to the media upon arrival to their native Philippines from Hong Kong Friday, April 27, 2012 at Manila's international airport. A Philippine wildlife official said the 18 smuggled pond turtles were confiscated at the Hong Kong airport in February from a Chinese student, along with 13 more common box turtles. (AP Photo/Pat Roque)

Rare turtles returned to Philippines

April 27, 2012

Turtles represent longevity and good luck, and that's certainly true for 18 rare smuggled turtles that were returned from Hong Kong to their native Philippines on Apr. 27.