A Pangolin (𝘔𝘢𝘯𝘪𝘴 𝘤𝘶𝘭𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘦𝘯𝘴𝘪𝘴) was turned over to PCSDS, after it was repatriated from Manila on December 24, 2021.
The Pangolin species was rescued by the National Anti-Illegal Logging Task Force and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) from an entrapment operation on December 16, 2021, and was consequently turned over to the National Wildlife Rescue and Research Center on the same day.
With the help of Dr. Glenn Maguad of the Biodiversity Management Bureau Wildlife Rescue Center (BMB WRC), the Pangolin was successfully repatriated to Palawan on December 24, 2021, and its return was welcomed by the PCSDS Deputy Executive Director Atty. Adelina Villena, CENRO Felizardo Cayatoc, Atty. Joanna Sarah T. Diva, Dr. Glenn Rebong, and the PCSDS Wildlife Rescue Team.
The species was subsequently health checked and given multi-vitamins and anti-parasitic medicine 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 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 other concerns.