Cuttack: Forest officials today rescued an Indian pangolin from a house at Kharod village near Talachandragiri Reserve Forest under Athagarh Forest Division.
Divisional Forest Officer, Sasmita Lenka said that the pangolin might have strayed into the village from Talachandragiri forest. “We have already started the process of shifting the animal to the Nandankanan zoo,” said Lenka.
Forest officials said that the Pangolin, a Schedule I animal, is one of the most trafficked animals in the world.
“The animal scale is used for ornamental purpose while the animal scale has also demand for medicinal purposes to treat cancer, stomach ailments, and blood-related problems. Indian Pangolin is the world’s most trafficked mammal for its medicinal values, scales and meat,” said a forest official.