Pangolin from Nandankanan fitted with tracker released in Similipal

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Published By : Prameya News Bureau | June 26, 2024 IST

Pangolin fitted with tracker released in Similipal

Bhubaneswar, June 25: A pangolin from Nandankanan Zoological Park fitted with tracker was released in Similipal Tiger Reserve (STR) to study behaviour, habitation and breeding about the scaly anteater that could be used to supplement conservation efforts for the species.

The female pangolin was released in Chahala range of STR with the help of a team of forest officials.

Two teams of Nandankanan and Similipal are monitoring the pangolin using trap camera and very high frequency (VHF) signal receivers with directional (Yagi) antenna.

The pangolin will help in studying the habitat utilisation, health status and survival of the species, contributing valuable insights for conservation efforts in the state, said an official of Nandankanan zoo.

The pangolin was rescued from Ranpur range of Khordha forest division on June 30, 2023 in a critical condition. It recovered after treatment and was brought to Nandankanan as a rehabilitation measure.

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