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February 15, 2013 3:41 PM

Maybe a boar isn’t an elephant, but in Afghanistan, it’s a rarity

"Exotic species" are different in Afghanistan. For example, the Kabul Zoo is home to what’s thought to be the nation’s only captive pig, really a massive boar. Pork is haram, or forbidden, in Islam, hence the lack of domestic swine.

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