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    8th Aug, 2020
  • Pangolin is only scaly mammal on the planet.
  • According to CITES, it is also the most illegally traded vertebrate within its class (Mammalia).
  • Of the eight species of pangolin worldwide, two are found in India. They are Chinese pangolin, mostly found in northeast India and Indian pangolin.
  • Chinese pangolin has been listed as “critically endangered”.
  • Indian pangolin (Manis crassicaudata) has been listed as “endangered”.
  • It is also a Schedule I category protected animal, under the Wildlife Protection Act (1972).

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