A Palawan pangolin (Manis culionensis) that found its way to Manila by alleged poaching was surrendered to the Manila Zoo and was then turned over to DENR-BMB WRC last January 16, 2017. The pangolin, commonly known as Balintong, is an adult male, weighs 3.95 kg and is about 3 ft in length from snout to tail, according to Dr. Glenn Maguad, DVM, Incharge BMB WRC.
Dr. Maguad facilitated the transport of said wildlife and personally transported the same to Palawan for its release to the wild.
Together with the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development Staff and USAID Protect Wildlife Project, the pangolin was released in the province, location undisclosed.
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