30 August 2019
Cuttack: A pangolin was rescued from Kharod village near Talachandragiri forests in Cuttack on Friday morning.
It was rescued by forest department personnel and will be shifted from Athagarh Forest Range to Nandankanan very soon, informed officials.
Pangolin is a Schedule I animal and is one of the most trafficked animals in the world. While pangolin scales are sold at a price of Rs 12,000 in Odisha, its value in international markets increases significantly. In 2018, the Special Task Force of Odisha Crime Branch had tracked down an international pangolin scale smuggling racket.