Jamshedpur Mon 22 JUL: An extinct species found in Dalma on Sunday, This animal is Pangolin. Pangolin is known for its healing value that’s why it is the world most widely trafficked mammal.
Last year, 2 were arrested for illegally selling a Pangolin for Rs 40 Lakh.
Though pangolins are protected by an international ban on their trade, populations have suffered from illegal trafficking due to beliefs in East Asia that their ground-up scales can stimulate lactation or cure cancer or asthma.
Pangolins are endangered globally and a highly protected species in India. They are traded in the black market for meat and body parts, which are believed to have high medicinal values. Awareness and concrete action for the conservation of the species is the need of the hour.
Most pangolins are nocturnal animals that use their well-developed sense of smell to find insects. The long-tailed pangolin is also active by day, while other species of pangolins spend most of the daytime sleeping, curled up into a ball.