A citizen discovered a rare Chinese pangolin on the street and reported it to authorities. Rescuers were forced to fly this man to the rescue center.
Cuc Phuong National Park announced on April 1 that the unit has recently successfully rescued a rare Chinese pangolin in collaboration with the Vietnam Wildlife Conservation Center.
Earlier, a citizen of Bac Lieu province picked up this pangolin on the street and hand it over to Cat Tien National Park’s Center for Rescue, Conservation, and Biological Development.
The endangered Chinese pangolin was saved (Photo: Cuc Phuong National Park).
The Cat Tien National Park rescue team cared for this individual for a week before contacting and transferring it to Cuc Phuong National Park to assist in the program of breeding and maintaining uncommon animals.
The rescue team had to travel more than 1,000 kilometers to get this individual from Cat Tien and Cuc Phuong national parks (Ninh Binh), including a lengthy trip, this pangolin was brought by plane from the Mekong Delta. Nam flies to Noi Bai Airport and then takes a taxi to Ninh Binh.
The IUCN has classified the Chinese pangolin (scientific name Manis pentadactyla) as critically endangered due to an 80% fall in natural numbers. Overhunting and illicit trading for its flesh and scales are threatening the extinction of this species.