International Journal of Fauna and Biological Studies
2019, Vol. 6 Issue 2, Part A
Evidential proofs of the existence of Indian pangolin (Manis crassicaudata, Geoffroy, 1803) in Subarnarekha near Saldabar village area
The existence of the Indian Pangolins inside the deep, dense forest of Gobaria in Ajodhya Pahar from the local villagers of Ajodhya Pahar. When a study was conducted in the Kalimati Beat of the Baghmundi Range, I visited the village named Saldabar, where I found some holes in the ground which are seems to be the holes of the Indian Pangolins. These holes are measured and it is about 1 feet to 1 foot and 5 inches wide and long. I also find termite stack near the holes which is very strongly suggested that those holes are the holes of the Indian Pangolins. I also pointed out that the local peoples are trying to hide the existence of Pangolins in the area and they claim that they never see any animals like this ever in their area. But this is very unnatural as the existence of holes near the termite stack. It is true that the pangolins are nocturnal but is it possible that these pangolins are hidden to very local people of the area until we found it? Or more big things are related with this hiding? Things like illegal poaching and illegal wildlife trades of the Indian Pangolins. It is known to all that Pangolins are the most trafficked animal in the world. This finding opens a great window for new research works in Ajodhya Pahar.
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Shwetadri Bhandari. Evidential proofs of the existence of Indian pangolin (Manis crassicaudata, Geoffroy, 1803) in Subarnarekha near Saldabar village area. Int. J. Fauna Biol. Stud. 2019;6(2):38-39.