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Tree Pangolin

Manis tricuspis

Description:

The arboreal Tree Pangolin is a special and very seldom seen denizen of Africa's rainforests. This individual was rescued from an illegal hunter deep inside the Atewa Range Forest Reserve of Ghana. Fortunately it was unhurt and we purchased it from the hunter and released it back into the wild, a lucky escape for this gentle and endangered creature that was destined for the bush meat market.



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28 Comments (1–25)

Maria dB
Maria dB 10 months ago

Hi Adam - you could also add this spotting to this mission: https://www.projectnoah.org/missions/997...

AdamRiley
AdamRiley 10 months ago

This was not a dead pangolin - please read the story I posted which I have copied for your convenience: This individual was rescued from an illegal hunter deep inside the Atewa Range Forest Reserve of Ghana. Fortunately it was unhurt and we purchased it from the hunter and released it back into the wild, a lucky escape for this gentle and endangered creature that was destined for the bush meat market.

Smith Zoo
Smith Zoo 5 years ago

So happy this pangolin's story had a happy ending, the reality, however, is that their numbers are declining rapidly. Thank you for sharing this post Adam and Happy World Pangolin Day 2014!

KarenL
KarenL 6 years ago

Adam, this great series has been chosen to illustrate the blog today on how the trade in animal products is impacting many species. http://blog.projectnoah.org/post/4430052...

Smith'sZoo
Smith'sZoo 6 years ago

Thank you patty, with pleasure ;)

patty
patty 6 years ago

Nice to see the pangolin picture in world pangolin day then, great picture Adam and thank you for reminding that smith´s zoo =)

Smith'sZoo
Smith'sZoo 6 years ago

How terribly sad story Adam, I am happy this one was saved on that day. Today is World Pangolin Day ~ 16 February 2013 ~ read more on it's status and awareness campaigns at http://www.facebook.com/EducationforNatu...

KarenL
KarenL 6 years ago

Congratulations Adam, we have featured this great spotting in the Project Noah blog today to highlight the plight of endangered species - http://blog.projectnoah.org/post/2955545...

achmmad
achmmad 6 years ago

We have here, Manis javanicus. You aver see them rolling?

AdamRiley
AdamRiley 7 years ago

Thank you for the great comments! It was a touching privilege to be able to save this animal.

Saarbrigger
Saarbrigger 7 years ago

I like the second picture.

Stian Waaler
Stian Waaler 7 years ago

Great pictures! Congratz Adam

Bong Ambutong
Bong Ambutong 7 years ago

Congratulation Adam.

SusanEllison
SusanEllison 7 years ago

thanks for rescuing the special breed

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 7 years ago

Congratulations. What a cool Spotting of the Day!

Wild Things
Wild Things 7 years ago

Thank God that this one was rescued. Great job and congrats on the spotting of the day.

Congratulations, great spotting

LeviWong
LeviWong 7 years ago

wowwwwww!!! I love it!!!

Maria dB
Maria dB 7 years ago

Thank you for saving this animal! And great photo.

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 7 years ago

Congratulations Adam grate shots.

Reeno Gargoyle
Reeno Gargoyle 7 years ago

awesome!

Ceci
Ceci 7 years ago

I agree with Peter, touching story Adam; glad it had such a happy ending. Last year we learned with the students about Pangolins at school regarding the "International Year of forests", this year I will show them your picture and discuss the story =)

peter
peter 7 years ago

What a touching story Adam. Thanks so much for sharing it with us. Congrats on another exceptional Spotting of the Day!

"The arboreal Long-tailed Pangolin is a special and very seldom seen denizen of Africa's rainforests. Their amazing 'pinecone' like scales provide a flexible armour allowing them to curl up into a ball to escape an attack."

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Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 7 years ago

4th Picture to be on front.. Lovely look of this cute mammal...

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 7 years ago

I love these little guys! I have a zoo spotting of an African White-bellied Tree Pangolin. http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/720... I'm so glad you could save this one!

Eastern Region, Ghana

Lat: 6.17, Long: -0.60

Spotted on Dec 6, 2011
Submitted on Dec 10, 2011

Spotted for mission

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