The Daily Populous

Monday October 4th, 2021 morning edition

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Six ocelots rescued from illegal wildlife traffickers have been returned to the wild in northern Ecuador, the environment ministry said on Saturday.

"They released six female ocelots (Leopardus pardalis) in the Cotacachi Cayapas Reserve," near the border with Colombia, it said in a statement.

"All the specimens returned to their natural habitat after a rehabilitation period of approximately one year.".

Rescuers said the ocelots were dewormed and blood samples were taken to assess their health.

Illegal wildlife trafficking is punishable with up to three years in prison in Ecuador.

Over the past seven years more than 6,000 wild animals have been rescued from the trade, according to figures from the country's environment ministry.

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Dragon Quest X Offline Coming to Japan February 26

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Dragon Quest X Offline has been confirmed for the Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5, and PC when it is released on February 26.

Dragon Quest X first launched way back in 2012 as a Japan-only online version of the Dragon Quest franchise.

The Dragon Quest franchise had a much smaller fan base in the west when Dragon Quest X was being developed. »

Pandora Papers: An offshore data tsunami

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The Pandora Papers investigation also reveals how banks and law firms work closely with offshore service providers to design complex corporate structures.

The Pandora Papers information – the 2.94 terabytes in more than 11.9 million records – comes from 14 providers that offer services in at least 38 jurisdictions.

The Pandora Papers presented a new challenge because the 14 providers had different ways of presenting and organizing information. »

Bronze bust of George Floyd defaced at New York City's Union Square

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New York (CNN) A bronze bust of George Floyd, part of Confront Art's "SEEINJUSTICE" exhibition, was defaced on Sunday morning, according to the New York City Police Department.

The bust -- one of the three statues at Confront Art's installation, which debuted on Thursday but opened to the public on Friday evening -- was defaced with a grey, water-based paint around 10 a.m. Sunday, NYPD detective Frances Sammon told CNN.

He then mixes something together, and, as he skates away, he throws a container of paint at the statue.". »