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Rescued pangolin sent to Cuc Phuong National Park

Update: October, 10/2014 - 14:58
A staff is watching for pangolin's health. — Photo courtesy by Save Vietnam Wildlife

NINH BINH (VNS) — A one-year-old Sunda pangolin (Manis javanica) has been moved to the northern Ninh Binh Province's Cuc Phuong National Park for further care.

The young pangolin, weighing roughly 900 grams, was rescued on Wednesday from a household in the southern Binh Duong Province's Ben Cat Town, where it was being kept in illegal captivity.

The pangolin is listed as a critically endangered species by the International Union for Conservation of Nature as it is extensively hunted for its meat and scales.

The Save Vietnam's Wildlife, the Education for Nature and the Binh Duong Forest Protection Department have joined hands to save the pangolin. — VNS

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