Rescued pangolin returns to wild in Lishui

chinadaily.com.cn| Updated : Aug 15, 2022 L M S


A pangolin found in Lishui is released in good physical condition. [Photo/Lishui Daily]

A rescued pangolin was returned to the wild on Aug 12 in the Baishanzu National Park – located in Lishui city in East China's Zhejiang province – some 10 days after it was found by a resident along a remote road, local media reported.

As a first-class protected wild animal species in China, the pangolin was cared for by the local authorities. It had no disease or wounds, but was seriously dehydrated, according to officers and animal protection experts.

After 10 days of prudent care, the pangolin was released at what was considered the most suitable place in the Baishanzu National Park.

The "most suitable place", as wildlife conservation volunteer Wei Song called it, is not only environmentally friendly, but also has several pangolin caves, which have been recorded by newly installed video surveillance cameras.

"It won't be alone," Wei said.


The pangolin rests in its new home. [Photo/ Lishui Daily]

In addition to the heaven-sent environment and local government efforts, the people in Lishui are very willing to join the wildlife conservation course.

There are many touching stories between people and wildlife in Lishui. Villagers in Qingyuan county's Xianliang town, for example, built shelters for wild macaque monkeys and a farm family guarded an owl nest for 30 years.

According to statistics, in Baishanzu Park there are 62 kinds of wildlife under national key protection. In addition, new species are being discovered there every few years.