"Since its founding in 1957, the Mercado de Sonora has been christened “the market of witches and animals.” A number of animals sold in this space are meant for farm and home use, and therefore it is not uncommon to find caged poultry, rabbits, dogs, and cats. But endangered reptile, bird, fish and mammal species are equally traded in this space. Threatened wild boars, white tailed deer and puma cubs are among the mammals sold, along with birds like toucans and parakeets. Reporter Albert Delgado narrates how during a visit to the market he was offered a “Peruvian crocodile,” kept inside a backpack behind one of the counters." (Ana Elena Corte)