World’s most trafficked mammal ‘Pangolin’ found in Nagpur


Radhika Dhawad | Jan 18, 2020 15:43

World's most trafficked mammal Pangolin was found in MIDC area near Tarun Bharat Press at Hingna on Friday evening in Nagpur.
Pangolin

World’s most trafficked mammal Pangolin was found in MIDC area near Tarun Bharat Press at Hingna. 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 AS Ninawe. Soon Hingna Rescue team reached the spot and moved it to Transit Treatment Centre in Nagpur. After the medical examination it would be released in 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.

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

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