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Nine alpacas put to death in Beijing

( Updated: 2015-05-28 12:59

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Nine alpacas put to death in Beijing

Workers from the bureau prepare to euthanize the alpacas. [Photo/CFP]

Alpacas put to death

Nine alpacas imported from Chile were euthanized in Beijing on Wednesday after they were tested with a virus, Beijing News reported.

Three of the alpacas had Q fever and the rest carried bovine viral diarrhea, according to Beijing Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau.

Alpaca is the prototype of caonima, a mythical creature created by Chinese netizens. As caonima sounds like dirty words in Mandarin, many joke about the animal and make it an adorable symbol.

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