KCBS_740 OAKLAND (KCBS) — A pair of exotic iguanas that were illegally smuggled into the United States have made their debut at the Oakland Zoo.

The ‘casque headed’ iguanas – native to Mexico and Central America’ – arrived at the zoo in dire condition less than a year ago.

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They were part of a larger shipment consisting of sixty illegally trafficked wild animals smuggled into the U-S and confiscated by the U-S Fish and Wildlife Service.

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The surviving animals in that shipment have been transferred to different zoos.

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The Oakland Zoo will be keeping its iguana pair on permanent display at its Reptile and Amphibian Discovery Room.