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Crocodile meat’s role in traditional Chinese medicine as a cure for respiratory illnesses helps drive a boom in African farms raising the animal

1 month ago
Amedeo Tumolillo
n 2015, African countries exported about $196 million worth of crocodiles to China, where the animal's role in traditional Chinese medicine dates to at least the 16th century.
By Amedeo Tumolillo
Amedeo Tumolillo is the editor-in-chief of SupChina and award-winning multimedia journalist. He previously worked at The New York Times and Spectrum. Follow him on Twitter at @hellotumo.