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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

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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.
10 months ago
Amedeo Tumolillo
By Amedeo Tumolillo
Amedeo Tumolillo is an editorial consultant with SupChina and award-winning multimedia journalist. He previously worked at The New York Times and Spectrum. Follow him on Twitter at @hellotumo.
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