Endangered pangolin rescued from illegal traffickers in eastern India

A pangolin was rescued from illegal traffickers in Odisha, an eastern Indian state on the Bay of Bengal.

The interception took place in Sonepur town by the Special Task Force (STF) of Odisha Crime Branch on October 17.

Footage shows the critically endangered pangolin in the safe hands of its rescuers and being placed into a cage by forest department officials for its successful release.

Two people have since been arrested in relation to the illegal trade of the animal.

The arrested have been identified as Somnath Bag of Kapasira, Sonepur, and Marsalan Bhengera of Gindhilimal, Sonepur.

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Location: India