Rare pangolin rescued in Patna

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Patna, Sep 5 (ANI): Wildlife officials of Bihar rescued a rare pangolin from Patna on Friday.

A team of forest officials was rushed to the spot on hearing that a pangolin was spotted by villagers near the Bakhtiyarpur police station.

The pangolin was caged and brought to the Sanjay Gandhi Wildlife Centre where it was examined at the zoo hospital.

Abhay Kumar, director of Patna Zoo said that the animal was in a healthy condition.

"The forest officials in Patna had transported pangolin to Sanjay Gandhi Wildlife Centre. Pangolin is fully healthy and is in the hospital," said Kumar.

A pangolin is a mammal of the order Pholidota. Pangolins have large keratin scales covering their skin and are the only mammals with this adaptation.

They are found in tropical regions of Africa and Asia. Pangolins are nocturnal animals, and use their well-developed sense of smell to find insects. (ANI)

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