Odisha: Pangolin Rescued In Balasore, Smuggler Escapes
Balasore: Forest officials today rescued a pangolin of about six kilograms was rescued from Jirtal village under Kuladiha forest range today.
However, the smuggler of the animal managed to escape from the village. Forest officials later released the pangolin into the Kuldiha Reserve Forest.
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.