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November 05, 2020 - Belfast Telegraph

Pangolin patrol: Volunteer team rescues endangered animals

Pangolin patrol: Volunteer team rescues endangered animals
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Traumatised pangolins rescued from poachers are being nursed back to health by a dedicated team of volunteers at a South African wildlife clinic.

The animals arrive at the Johannesburg site emaciated and badly injured, but they are the lucky ones, as they will survive thanks to the staff who tend their wounds, feed them and coax them back to health.

Pangolins are the world’s only mammals with scales. They are sometimes called scaly anteaters, although they’re not related. Like armadillos, they can roll up into an armoured ball, and their tongues can be longer than their bodies.

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