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Palawan's endangered Pangolins threatened by poaching

Uploaded on 4:57PM Apr 17
A two-month-old baby pangolin, or Palawan scaly anteater, clings to a mud termite mound after it was rescued recently. An endemic and threatened species locally known as balintong, the pangolins only eat ants and termites, helping balance the insect population in forests. Baby pangolins cling to their mothers for up to four months for body warmth and are very difficult to nurture. An estimated 2,000 dressed pangolins were discovered in the hold of the Chinese fishing vessel that ran aground in Tubbataha Reef on April 8. Diana Limjoco

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