Private Zoo Found in Kyrgyz Ex-Leader's Home

Apr 27, 2010
Outside Magazine

A pair of snow leopards and two bear cubs were among the exotic animals discovered in the private zoo of ousted Kyrgyzstan President Kurmanbek Bakiyev, according to BBC News. Also found: a golden eagle, two falcons, four African peacocks and Indian ducks. Investigators found the collection in Mr. Bakiyev's family home after he fled the country for Belarus. He has been charged in absentia with organizing mass killings.

--Stayton Bonner

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