Palawan Pangolin rescued by PCSDS

by | Aug 3, 2021

One Palawan Pangolin (𝘔𝘢𝘯𝘪𝘴 𝘤𝘶𝘭𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘦𝘯𝘴𝘪𝘴), locally known as “Balintong,” was rescued by the Wildlife Enforcement Officers (WEOs) of the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development Staff (PCSDS) on July 29, 2021 at the Iwahig Prison and Penal Farm (IPPF), Barangay Iwahig, Puerto Princesa City, Palawan.

In the morning of July 29, 2021, the PCSDS received a call from the Iwahig Prison and Penal Farm about a Palawan Pangolin that was found by their “persons deprived of liberty” (PDLs). The PCSDS responded immediately and sent its WEOs to the said correctional facility. In the afternoon of the same day, the WEOs had already rescued the Palawan Pangolin and brought it to the Palawan Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Center (PWRCC) for medical assessment. Dr. Glenn Rebong, PWRCC veterinarian, checked the condition of the Pangolin and found it fit to be released immediately to the wild. The said Pangolin was then released to an undisclosed location later that day.

The Palawan Pangolin is listed as a “Critically Endangered Species” under PCSD Resolution No. 15-521.

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