Endangered pangolin found, rescued at IPPF

Published August 1, 2021, 11:03 AM

by Jeffrey Damicog

Endangered Pangolin

An endangered pangolin was found and rescued at the Iwahig Prison and Penal Farm (IPPF) in Puerto Princesa City, Palawan, the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) said.

In a statement, BuCor said the pangolin was found by one of the persons deprived of liberty (PDLs) inside the facility.

A check showed that pangolins, “sometimes known as scaly anteaters, are mammals of the order Pholidota,” and “manis comprises the four species found in Asia….”

BuCor said the PDL decided to turn over the pangolin to IPPF officials because he was aware that it (pangolin) is endangered.

It said the rescued pangolin “weighs around eight kilograms, which is the largest so far that has been rescued by prison authorities.”

It added that the pangolin was turned over to the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development (PCSD) for proper handling and evaluation.

“With proper documentation and tagging by the PCSD, said pangolin will be brought to Palawan Wild life and Rescue Center for final disposition and eventual release back to its sanctuary,” the BuCor said.