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Sunda Pangolin

Manis javanica

Description:

A Sunda Pangolin curled up in its defence mode. This ant-eater was being released back in the wild after it accidentally got trapped in someone's home. Our organization - 1StopBorneo Wildlife is providing wildlife rescue services in few places around Borneo. We have successfully rescued 25 Sunda Pangolins since 2014. Today our organization is also celebrating World Pangolin Day by organizing a public event in Tawau town, Sabah, to spread the awareness of this magnificent creature.

Habitat:

Rainforest. Found trapped in someone's home. Brunei. Location pin NOT placed accurately on the map to protect this individual. Distributed in many places across SE Asia. Photo credit: 1StopBorneo Wildlife (Shavez Cheema).

Notes:

Today is World Pangolin Day. A day dedicated to a very unique mammal called the Pangolin. Sadly, the pangolin is the most trafficked animal. All 8 species of pangolins in the world are heavily poached for their scales which are used as traditional medicine. Their scales are in fact made of keratin, the same material which makes our fingernails, which has no medical properties at all. Pangolins need these scales more than we do as they use it for their protection. Never support the pangolin trade as pangolins are getting closer to extinction. They should be kept alive in the forest as they play an important role of keeping the ant and termite population balanced.

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22 Comments

Deny
Deny 2 days ago

Love spotting ., Tringgiling called by ours here , Indonesia

ChunXingWong
ChunXingWong 8 months ago

Thank you Michael and the rest of the community! Appreciate the supports :-)

Great spoting Chun,congrats on the well deserved SOTD and thanks for sharing

Tukup
Tukup 8 months ago

Congratulations Chun on your SOTW. Neat notes. Thanks for sharing.

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 8 months ago

Congratulations on your SOTW, Chun. This is such an amazing and bizarre animal. Wonderful notes too, so thanks for sharing.

KarenSaxton
KarenSaxton 8 months ago

congrats. Great photo of an amazing species

Ornithoptera80
Ornithoptera80 8 months ago

congrats(:

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 8 months ago

Congrats man. Great job.

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 8 months ago

Congratulations Chun - well deserved !

MichaelS
MichaelS 8 months ago

Hi ChunXingWong,

Your spotting has been voted Project Noah's Spotting of the Week. Your spotting and detailed notes help to educate the public on conservation and awareness of this highly vulnerable and trafficked mammal.

A special thank you from the Project Noah community to you and your organization, 1StopBorneo Wildlife, for everything you are doing to protect Pangolins and keep them where they belong - wild in the forest!

https://www.facebook.com/projectnoah/pho...

https://twitter.com/projectnoah/status/1...

Maria dB
Maria dB 8 months ago

Thank you for all you are doing and drawing attention to these endangered animals, especially now with them being "blamed" for the spread of the new virus.

AshleyT
AshleyT 8 months ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

ChunXingWong
ChunXingWong 8 months ago

Thank you all for taking your time to read the description. Wildlife conservation is greatly needed now around the world. We shall wait for the day when pangolins are stopped being traded.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 8 months ago

Such special animals so worthy of conserving. Thanks CXW

SukanyaDatta
SukanyaDatta 8 months ago

What a feel-good story. Lucky Pangolin too. Thank you, ChunXingWong.

Zlatan Celebic
Zlatan Celebic 8 months ago

Lovely animal and a great story. And a great job of course.

Ornithoptera80
Ornithoptera80 8 months ago

great job, we need to protect and create awareness of these amazing creatures.

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 8 months ago

You and your organisation are doing such a wonderful job Chun. Thank you. I hope you have many successes and I do hope governments do more to protect these unique, defenseless creatures.

Muckpuk
Muckpuk 8 months ago

Thank you for your care. The wildlife in Borneo need it!
When visiting Borneo I was shocked beyond belief after driving days through Palmoil plantations. All wildlife needs our help but I feel Borneo suffers from dangers coming from many directions.

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 8 months ago

Thank you for all you do and for writing something for Pangolin Day Chun.

ChunXingWong
ChunXingWong 8 months ago

Thanks Sergio. Happy Pangolin Day to you. We definitely need to help share awareness to protect this wonderful creature from extinction!

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 8 months ago

It is so good to know that there are still people trying to care for nature. Thanks for doing such a great job, Chun. And the photo is amazing too, congrats.

ChunXingWong
Spotted by
ChunXingWong

Belait District, Brunei Darussalam

Spotted on Sep 26, 2014
Submitted on Feb 15, 2020

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