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Nagaland: Indian pangolin rescued; released back into the wild

Kohima forest division along with Tseminyu Range staff and the villagers rescued an Indian pangolin from Logwesunyu village under Tseminyu sub-divisions of Kohima in Nagaland.

The Indian pangolin (Mains crassicaudata) also known as thick-tailed pangolin and scaly anteater is a pangolin native to the Indian subcontinent.

“We got the information that an Indian pangolin was found at Logwesunyu village on Saturday night and on the next day we rescued the animal,” said a forest officer.

The animal is a nocturnal mammal and was found wandering into the village area. After the rescue operation, the mammal was released into the wild.

The Indian Pangolin is one of the most trafficked mammals in the world and is considered an endangered species under International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN ) and placed in schedule l of Wildlife Protection Act, 1972.

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