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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.
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).
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.