Customs hear small cries for help from plastic bags — make horrible discovery in man’s basement

savevietnamswildlifePublished: October 30, 2017340,224 views
Published: October 30, 2017

Pangolins are the world's most trafficked mammal, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and are targeted for their meat and for use in traditional Chinese medicine. Poached pangolins, also known as ‘scaly anteaters’, have unfortunate fate and have been hunted from the wild, upholding a thriving trade primarily in China and Vietnam, that continues to supply chefs with the animal’s meat.

Thirty-two pangolins were found and rescued after a dramatic chase. These animals were found tied up in tight nets and plastic bags, struggling for air and space, with no access to food or water. It took a while to take them out, as they were found covered by their own poop and urine.

All of them managed to survive these harrowing conditions and are were brought back to the center alive. When transported some had to share a box, but they all look strong and made it alive.

Pangolins have large, protective keratin scales covering their skin, and they are the only known mammals with this feature. They live in hollow trees or burrows, depending on the species. Pangolins are nocturnal, and their diet consists of mainly ants and termites which they capture using their long tongues.

Unfortunately, scenes like these are common. In fact, pangolins are the most trafficked mammals in the worldthe most trafficked mammals in the world, with populations rapidly declining due to a growing demand for their meat and scales. The species are the only mammals completely covered in scales, which provides them an effective defense against all their predators except humans. It is estimated that more than one million pangolins have been taken from the wild and illegally traded over the past decade alone.

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      KarmaBank · 40 weeks ago

      Thank you for great jobs. You guys are humane, angels. Please keep it up.

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      BKerr · 40 weeks ago

      Thank goodness you were able to save the ones that you found ... were they released back to the wild, or are they being cared for in a preserve ?

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      Margaritagurl47 · 18 weeks ago

      Why didn't they have bottles of water, to wash these innocent babies off. WHO IN THE HELLO, NEEDS ONE OF THESE, AS A PET?! NO ONE!! Please stop the exotic pet trade, and pure breed puppy and kitten mills. Spay and neuter your domestic pets too.

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      CQCSnake · 18 weeks ago

      Thank God they were rescued! All poachers should be burned alive because they know better but don't care they only see an easy $Buck$

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      sylvrerose · 3 weeks ago

      God Bless you for rescuing them from a horrible fate. The poachers should be put into plastic bags just like they did to the animals. Horrible humans.!.