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Wednesday, December 06 2023

Pangolin rescued in sugarcane field, conservation efforts

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Bidar: A pangolin was discovered in a sugarcane field in Ganganabeeda village, near the Maharashtra border, on Saturday. Farmers came across the pangolin while working in the fields in the morning and promptly informed the forest authorities.

Ankush Machakuri, the in-charge range forest officer, swiftly arrived at the scene. He managed to free the pangolin, which was caught in a fence in his field, and returned it to the forest. Nearby farmers gathered to observe the pangolin, measuring nearly 3 feet in length, with its brown shell covering its body.

This endangered creature is rarely encountered in our region. They pose no threat to humans and are nocturnal creatures. Their diet consists of ants and termites. The range forest officer, highlighted the high demand for pangolins due to their use in medicinal preparations.

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