A male Pangolin (𝘔𝘢𝘯𝘪𝘴 𝘤𝘶𝘭𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘦𝘯𝘴𝘪𝘴) was turned over to PCSDS, after it was repatriated from Manila on December 4, 2021.
The Pangolin species was said to have been found by Mr. Joward Calle within the premises of the Department of Labor and Employment Occupational Safety and Health Center (DOLE OSHC) in North Avenue, Quezon City. The species was immediately placed under the custody of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources- Biodiversity Management Bureau (DENR BMB) Wildlife Rescue Center.
With the help of Atty. Edward Lorenzo and the DENR, the wildlife species was successfully repatriated to Palawan and its return was welcomed by the PCSDS Deputy Executive Director Atty. Adelina Villena and the PCSDS Wildlife Rescue Team. The species was subsequently health checked by Dr. Glenn Rebong, the PCSDS on-call veterinarian. Upon ascertaining that it is in perfect health and condition, the Pangolin species was immediately released back to the wild.
The Pangolin has a length of 1.11 m and weighs 4.3 kilos.
The Philippine Pangolin is listed as a “Critically Endangered Species” under PCSD Resolution No. 15-521.
The PCSDS is urging persons who happen to find or rescue wildlife to turn them over to our office, which can be contacted thru hotline numbers 0935-116-2336 (Globe/TM) and 0948-937-2200 (Smart/TNT). You may also send a message to our Facebook page for your concerns.