Shocking news coming out of Pianzi Prefecture in Sichuan Province of poachers aping real pandas to fool dazed cubs, and then smuggle them out of the country to rich collectors abroad. With schemes like this going on, it's no wonder pandas are an endangered species.
Thankfully, these undercover photos are expected to aid police in tracking down the culprits, especially as each panda costume apparently has unique markings, helping officers find out which fake panda is stealing which real cub. Let's hope so.
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