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You never know what is coming your way when you are a claims adjuster. In this particular case, the species of claim turned out to be highly unusual and potentially extremely valuable as a rare and exotic object.

Contents claims experts were put on the case for a valuation of a “Silverback Full Body-Sized Gorilla Mount, 7 feet in height” that had been stolen. When dealing with requests involving exotic animals, one of the first steps taken by contents experts is to determine the implications of laws governing “endangered species.” Such laws not only restrict the “taking” of these animals, but also establish strict restrictions and conditions upon the sale of or any product involving these animals.

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