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Wednesday, January 15, 2003

That's not amusing, not one bit

According to this article in the People's Daily, the Fishery Department of the government of China has recommended banning the importation of the South American piranha (Serrasalmus spp.) and eradicating what is already in the country. The carnivorous fish, known as "fish-wolf" in China, was first introduced there in the mid-1980's, as an attraction in amusement parks. Piranha are now considered a threat to the country's freshwater ecosystems.


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