HSINCHU, Taiwan — In most of its habitats, the closely trafficked pangolin’s greatest risk comes from people. However in Taiwan, the scaly mammals courageous a unique hazard: a surging feral canine inhabitants.
Veterinarian Tseng Shao-tung, 28, has seen firsthand what a canine can do to the mild creatures throughout his shifts at a hospital in Hsinchu.
Final month he labored to save lots of the lifetime of a male juvenile pangolin who had been mendacity within the wild for days with half of its tail chewed off.
“It has an enormous open wound on its tail and its physique tissue has decayed,” Tseng mentioned as he fastidiously turned the sedated pangolin to disinfect the gaping i…
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