Forest dept. releases world’s most trafficked mammal ‘Pangolin’ trapped in Nagpur


Radhika Dhawad | Jan 21, 2020 9:34

Forest department of Nagpur released world’s most trafficked mammal Pangolin that was found in MIDC area near Tarun Bharat Press at Hingna on Saturday.
Pangolin

Forest department of Nagpur released world’s most trafficked mammal Pangolin that was found in MIDC area near Tarun Bharat Press at Hingna on Saturday. Resident named Ashutosh Inamdar found it moving across the road on Friday evening at 8:00 pm who immediately informed Regional Forest Officer at Hingna – Ashish Ninawe. Soon Hingna Rescue team reached the spot and moved it to Transit Treatment Centre in Nagpur. After the medical examination the mammal was released into the forest.

Pangolins have large, protective keratin scales covering their skin; they are the only known mammals with this feature. They live in hollow trees or burrows, depending on the species. Pangolins are nocturnal, and their diet consists of mainly ants and termites, which they capture using their long tongues. Pangolin is scheduled I animal according Wildlife (Protection) Act 1972.

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The team included Ashish Ninawe, NN Kendre, RO Sawangi, Rama Shrirame, Vanmajoor and Prakash Sahare along with other local person Rajendra Shrirame.

Watch the video of the same below: