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Pangolin caught in Kamala

PHUKET: Rescue workers from Kamala Tambon Administrative Organisation (OrBorTor) were called to the Water Production Plant in Kamala today (Nov 16) after local residents spotted a pangolin emerge from the jungle.

By Eakkapop Thongtub

Tuesday 16 November 2021, 05:25PM

After being notified of the odd find, Kriengsak Boonlang led his rescue team to the Khlong Nam area, where they found the female pangolin, weighing about four kilogrammes, curled up asleep under trees beside the canal.

The rescue team soon easily - and safely - had the pangolin in hand, and took the scaly mammal to Kamala Police Station to record its discovery.

From there the rescue team transported the pangolin to the Khao Phra Thaeo Nature and Wildlife Education Center in Thalang, operated by the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation.

Pangolins are protected in Thailand under the UN Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), which has voted to universally protect all eight species of pangolins.

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christysweet | 18 November 2021 - 13:11:55

No matter if  sensitive detractors disagree with my opinions, I'll never stop stating them.  Why not argue that you prefer people handling a Pangolin sans gloves?   

JohnC | 18 November 2021 - 10:44:06

The problem is your 'posted comments' are rants plain and simple, no matter how much you try to justify your critiscism of all things Thai. You are as predictable as corruption is here.

christysweet | 17 November 2021 - 10:31:17

A man is handling the Pangolin  with no gloves and no mask.  Predictable comments complaining about  posted observations are the very definition of  a rant.  

Fascinated | 17 November 2021 - 09:07:54

Our resident critic of all things Thai jumps in with two feet yet again. Scroll past the first picture my dear- gloves and masks are being worn but don't let it get in the way of your predictable rant.

vegasbaby | 17 November 2021 - 05:53:37

For a minute there, Thought the US Vice President had a real problem...

christysweet | 16 November 2021 - 18:42:02

No gloves (and no mask) handing this creature well known for being a vector of pathogens.


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