As per reports, locals spotted a four feet long live pangolin near Sirlo village under Kishannagar police station limits in the district this morning. They rescued the mammal and alerted the Forest officials in this regard.
On being informed, the district Forest officials reached the spot and rescued the pangolin from the villagers.
The officials also started an investigation on how the mammal arrived in the region.
The Indian pangolin is a shy, slow moving, nocturnal mammal. It is a Schedule-I protected animal under the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972, under which offenders are made to pay heavy penalties, informed the officials.
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