CBCGDF Pangolin Working Group and Jinhua Wildlife Rescue Center Released a Chinese Pangolin “Lijin” to Nature
2020/6/11 17:32:00 本站

Recently, Mr. Zhou of Suichang, Lishui, Zhejiang Province, discovered a Chinese pangolin, a national first-level protected animal, in his fishpond in the early morning hours. After reporting to the local forest police, the pangolin "had a bit of a hind leg injury, did not eat for several days, and there were many parasites." It was then sent to the Jinhua City Terrestrial Wildlife Rescue Center for treatment.


On June 10th, Sophia, the head of China Biodiversity Conservation and Green Development Foundation (CBCGDF) pangolin working group, rushed from Beijing to the Jinhua Rescue Center to learn more about the pangolin situation, participate in the rescue in depth, and promote the scientific release of it.


After arriving at the Jinhua rescue center, Sophia saw the Chinese pangolin curling up and resting in the rescuing room. A small, young entity hiding behind a wooden box. The environment of the entire rescue site looks clean and comfortable, imitating the wild habitat as much as possible, and natural wood piles are also arranged.


Sophia believes: "From the details, it can be seen that the rescue center has spent a lot of time to take care of the pangolin, but from the perspective of personal rescue experience, the pangolin prefers dark, concealed, slightly humid places. The current environment may not help it to reduce fear, eliminate stress response. But the conditions are already very good."


After sampling this Chinese pangolin, everyone considered its health and mental health, and was ready to officially release it to nature on June 11.


The pangolin curled up from the original, slowly lowered its alertness, and began to stretch its body.


Zhou Jinfeng, the Secretary-General of CBCGDF alo named the pangolin "Lijin" to commemorate the location of its discovery, Lishui City and its rescuing location of it Jinhua rescue center.


After discussion, Sophia and the rescuers finally decided to quickly release the "Lijin" in good condition to the wild and return to its familiar nature.


In the afternoon, Sophia and the staff of Jinhua rescue center came to the outskirts of Jinhua City for wild release. "Lijin" had already foreseen it, was very excited, and got out of the cage. After the staff opened the rescue box, it quickly crawled to the woods, and the action was very robust. Sophia said she hopes it will bring everyone's blessings and grow up happily and joyfully.



(Photo credit: CBCGDF)