An endangered species Pangolin rescued from Nuadihi, Brajrajnagar


Jharsuguda : An endangered Spices Pangolin was rescued from a house of a villager from Nuadihi, Brajrajnagar.

This incident took place from a house of Bhujabati  Seth, a resident of Nuadihi, Brajrajnagar.  Seth had seen that something has been hiding inside his house and with the help of few villagers, he unearthed the area where he found a Pangolin was hiding inside and later the Pangolin was rescued and handed over to the Forest Officials.

Pangolin, are the only mammals wholly-covered in scales and they use those scales to protect themselves from predators in the wild. If under threat, a pangolin will immediately curl into a tight ball and will use their sharp-scaled tails to defend themselves.

They live in hollow trees or burrows, depending on the species. Pangolins are threatened by poaching and is are listed as vulnerable on the International Union for Conservation of Nature Red List of Threatened Species.